"Anna and The King of Siam" is written and illustrated by Margaret Landon. Published by Garden City Publishing, copyright 1994, reprint edition of 1945 by special arrangement with the John Day Company.
King Monglut engaged Anna Leonowens, an English woman, to teach English to his many children and his favorite concubines, and to write his extraordinary letters to foreign rulers and diplomats. Her most important pupil was the young prince who became Siam's most progressive king, who learned from her about Abraham Lincoln and later abolished slavery and made many reforms because of her teachings.
The book grew out of years of research in old Siamese records, private diaries, letters and the actual writing-published seventy-five years ago-by Anna Leonowens herself.
360 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips or tears. The only writing in the book is a gift inscription on the first blank page. The dust jacket is very worn.