Cambridge, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2002. Bagram Ibatoulline. First Edition Thus Illustrated by Ibatoulline. Cloth. Square quarto [4to] (10 1/8" x 11 5/8"), red cloth with gold lettering on spine and small rectangular glossy reproduction of Chinese men and boy looking up at a nightingale in a tree, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline with full color glossy plates, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with window cut to reveal glossy plate on cover, red endpapers with repeating gold nightingale motif, N.P. ~  pages. Fine / Fine. Item #4774
Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875), was a prolific Danish novelist, dramatist and poet, who is lbest remembered for his fairy tales. One of the more famous is THE NIGHTENGALE, about a Chinese emperor who prefers a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. When the Emperor is near death, the nightingale's song restores his health.
Bagram Ibatoulline is a Russian-born American who has achieved fame as an illustrator of many children's books, including bestseller The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo; also, The Snow Queen by Anderson, retold by Alison Grace MacDonald.
SUPERIOR CONDITION: Tight, bright, clean copy in a bright, clean dust jacket (unclipped), which has a clean ~ 1-inch tear at top corner of its rear panel.