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Handforth, Thomas
MEI LI [Signed]
MEI LI [Signed]
Author: Handforth, Thomas
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Doubleday Doran & Company, Inc
Publication Date: 1938

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Mei Li was the second recipient of the Caldecott Medal for illustration, which it won in 1939. Based on "the real Mei Li, a little girl living in the next compound in Peiping" (rear flap), Mei Li ventures out to attend the Chinese New Year festivities and attempts to prove her brother wrong, when he asks "What can a girl do at the Fair?" (page [6]).

Quarto, unpaginated. In Very Good condition with Very Good minus dust jacket. Dust jacket orange with pictorial imagery, though spine and extremities of boards have faded to yellow. Spine with black titling. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; price uncut: "$2.00." Chips missing to head and tail of spine, with head chipping extending slightly onto both covers. Minor chipping and wear to extremities. Board edges slightly faded at extremities. Pictorial end papers. Signed flat by Handforth on second free endpaper. Caldecott award sticker affixed to half-title page. RB Consignment. Shelved in Case 14.
Item: 1347583
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