Edith & Little Bear Lend a Hand, Wright

In 1957, Dare Wright, a professional photographer, wrote a children's book about a lonely doll who befriends a little toy Teddy bear and his father. That book became so popular that the Madame Alexander Doll Company produced an "Edith, the Lonely Doll" in 1958 (Ms. Wright had used a made over Lenci doll to depict Edith for the photos in her book). The popularity of the first book encouraged the production of a series of more books of adventures with Little Bear. In this oversized book, "Edith & Little Bear Lend a Hand", Edith and Little Bear live with Father Bear in the Big City, but Father Bear decides that the city is no place to bring up children, so they are all going to move to the country. The story of how Edith and Little Bear make the city a cleaner place to live and change Father Bear's mind is heartwarming. The 58 pages of this large, 9-1/2" x 12-1/2" book are filled with charming black and white photos by the author, and the photo endpapers show the skyline of New York City with the new World Trade Center Towers finishing up construction. Cover has pictorial glossy coated boards with dust jacket. Dust jacket is chipped, but reinforced along the edges to help protect the book, which is in very good, clean condition with bumped corners and a touch of wear at top and bottom of spine. Published by Random House in 1972, this hard to find book is no longer in print. It comes wrapped in a clear Mylar cover added for protection, and would be an exceptionally nice addition to your library, a nostalgic reminder of more innocent days in our society. Thank you for looking. Please email me if I can help you in any way.

Item ID: RL-1673

$125 USD

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