Cambridge, MA; Candlewick Press, 2001 stated 1st; (text co. 1953); shiny boards with wrap-around painting of a huge steam engine against the sky; endpapers with close up rusted iron machine surface, stiff card red and white striped band, (representin. Picture Book hardback.
Oversized realistic paintings by a Russian artist, showing the people waiting at the crossing gate, all the cars passing, and then the gates lifted and the people going joyfully across. An illustration of a poem included in the author's 1953 collection.
CONDITION: Fine with band in Fine condition; as new, no names or other flaws; unclipped band 16.99. Item #20921