New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996, stated 1st American, nl; shiny pictorial boards with a wrap around illustration in green, yellow, pink and dark blue with a huge crocodile, and a tortoise and a mouse deer standing on his head; more colourful collages on endpapers, in jacket identical to boards; oblong 10.5x8.4";; np. Picture Book hardback.
Kancil, the mouse deer, tries to outwit the crocodiles so they will provide safe passage to the fruit of the rambutan tree on the other side of the river. The mouse deer is often the Trickster in SE Asian traditional tales. Told to the author by her mother when she was a child.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jacket; no names or other flaws; in clean crisp jacket with 1.3" closed tear at foot of spine; unclipped 16.00. Item #20846