New York: Viking, 1954, 1st, sd on tp, "first published"; yellow boards with stamped red character design, textured blue/black endpapers with circular white coloured panels of views of village, in yellow jacket with portraits of two children; 7.9x10.2", 39 pp. Picture book hardback.
Yashima's loving reminiscences of his childhood village in the south of Japan. All the busy workers in this peaceful village are here as seen by the children's curious eyes. Written in response to his American born daughter's questions.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Good Jacket; neat name, no other marks, spine ends lightly crimped, last page opens unevenly; in clipped jacket with faded spine, 1" closed tear upper front, half inch wrinkled tear on back and 1/8" wear to spine ends,small, dark pencil star on back flap next to Village Tree. Item #21103