San Diego New York London: Gulliver Books / Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998. Gennady Spirin. First Edition, First Printing. Pictorial boards. Quarto (8 5/8" x 11 3/4"), pictorial boards, image of flying crane repeated on dust jacket (unclipped), illustrated by Gennady Spirin in full-color, tan endpapers, N.P.  pages. Very Fine / Fine. Item #5161
“The Crane Wife” is a story from Japanese folklore about a crane who returns a favor to a man.
.Odds Bodkin (born 1953) is a Master "Talesman," Author, Musician and Educator hailing from New Hampshire.
Gennady Spirin (born 1948) is a Russian painter and children's book illustrator. He has illustrated works by classic authors such as William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy as well as children's books by contemporary celebrities.
SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, bright, clean in a bright dust jacket (unclipped). Slight nicks to the top and bottom of the dj's spine. Beautiful illustrations set in Japanese settings.