Gordonsville, VA: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. Yezerski. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. INSCRIBED and SIGNED with an engaging sentiment by Author on title page ("May your towpath lead to a good day's work and a couple bowls of stew"); oblong quarto (10 3/8" x 9 1/4"); russet 1/6th cloth with gold lettering on spine over light blue boards; illustrated throughout with color pictures by Thomas F. Yezerski; russet endpapers, 32 pages. Very Fine / Near Fine. Item #6763
Fictional story of the Morris Canal, where a young lad learns how to handle himself, his mules with a "full hand," and how to tow a good line. "Thomas F. Yezerski (born 1969) is an author and illustrator of books that teach, amuse, and warm the heart."--Facebook. He has "written and illustrated four books, and illustrated a dozen by other authors, including picture books, chapter books, and easy readers. His only non-fiction book, Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story, was a New York Times Notable Book and won a Cook Prize Honor from Bankstreet College."
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION and INSCRIBED with an appealing sentiment! Lovely illustrations with historic flavor. DJ is slightly edgeworn, book is pristine.