New York: Philomel Books, 1996. Gennady Spirin. First Edition, First Printing. Pictorial boards. Quarto (8 3/4" x 11 3/8"), glossy pictorial boards, image repeated on dust jacket (unclipped), illustrated in full-color by Gennady Spirin, black endpapers, N.P.  pages. Very Fine / Fine. Item #5166
Ann Keay Beneduce is a published adapter, author, illustrator, narrator, and a translator of children's books. She has used Renaissance costuming and decor for these sumptuous illustrations.
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. Beautifully illustrated. Bright sharp dust jacket (unclipped) with a bit of rubbing at corners.