Nine Days to Christmas.
New York: Viking, Nov. 1960/1959, 3rd printing stated; pink/tan cloth boards with all over design of piñatas in brown outline, endpapers with spread of Ceci and her mother at the bus stop, setting out to buy her piñata, jacket with wrap around painting of Ceci and the posada procession; with Caldecott Medal sticker, 4 to; 48 pp. Picture Book Hardback.
A little girl, her first posada, and the fate of her piñata. Lovingly rendered illustrations of upper middle class Mexico City domestic life in the 50's.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; child's contemporary bookplate, tight, slight bumps to extrems, light reading wrinkle on two margins and tiny red stain on edge, otherwise pages are very flat and clean, in jacket with uneven soiling on white area, wear to extrems to about 3/8" and other light edgewear, Caldecott Medal seal lacks 1/8" arc; unclipped 3.25. Item #20955