New York: Thomas Nelson, (co. 1970, 1971) 1st US stated; red paper boards; in jacket with Children's Spring Festival 1971 Honor Book medal; with a purple forest of snow, on the front, Rudi carrying Old Peter, on the back, Malkin sneaking though the f. Juvenile hardback.
A modern folk tale of good and evil toymakers and how they prepare for a competition at the king's palace, including a talking doll and an adventure over the snowy mountains. Illustrations which bring out the personalities of the characters, even the heartless doll Marta. Uncommon in this nice edition, printed on good quality paper.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names or other marks, straight, tight, clean; in crisp jacket with 1/4" closed tear; unclipped 3.95. Item #19892