New York: The Viking Press, 1955. Taro Yashima. First Edition (likely later printing). Pictorial boards. SIGNED, INSCRIBED, & STAMPED with his red Japanese Chop by the Author-Illustrator, small folio (12" x 9"), pictorial boards, no dust jacket, green endpapers decorated with a red flower & yellow butterfly, 37 pages. Very Good / Very Good. Item #3385
CALDECOTT Honor book!
RARE and especially so with the fullsome "Best Wishes" inscription and red chop by the Author made "To: Eloise" on the opposite page.
So soon after World War Two, it was highly unusual to have a sympathetic theme about a boy with special education needs that is set in Japan.
Tight binding, clean pages, covers worn exposing white.