The Magic String by Francene Sabin, illustrated by Joel Snyder, hardcover 1st edition, copyright 1981 by Troll Associates. A giant first-start reader with 73 different words repeated often to help the young reader. This is a scarce hard cover copy of a much beloved book. It is in excellent clean & bright condition with no tears, no writing, no bent pages. Some rubbing on top & bottom of outside spine (see photos). The inside of the book is pristine. It would be difficult to find another hardcover copy in this condition.