The Summer of the Swans" was written by Betsy Byars and illustrated by Ted Co Conis. It won the 1971 John Newbery Medal. This stated first edition book was published in 1970 by Viking Press.
The dust jacket reads, "The orange sneakers were typical of her mood. One minute Sara had been rather fond of them. The next she detested them. though them as gross as her enormous feet, her impossible body, her ridiculous hair. And that was how it had been all summer. [Her younger brother Charlie] disappeared...and Sara's own small miseries were left behind as she searched the dense woods and rough fields, numb with terror for Charlie".
Throughout the book are lovely full and partial page illustrations by Ted CoConis.
This children's fiction book is complete with its dust jacket. It has purple cloth covers with embossed swans. The dust jacket has the gold Newbery Medal label and is in good condition with some light bumping at the corners and spine. The corners of the inside flap are cut and there is a gift inscription on the inside front cover. The pages are clean and the binding is tight.
Wonderful children's literature to enjoy, share and collect.