Award winning PATRICIA HUBBELL is assured a place among those creative few who can write real poetry for children; her images are fresh; she does not waver around with a series of assumed child voices or poses; and she moves from strict rhyme and meter to free verse with ease. These enchanting poems will delight both the young and the young-at-heart!!
COLLECTOR’S 1965 rare out-of-print stated first edition, first printing vintage children’s hardcover poetry book - 8 A.M. Shadows by Patricia Hubbell. Drawings by Julie Mass. Has original unclipped dustjacket with $2.95 price on flap. Pages MINT.
Publisher: New York: Atheneum, New York. Copyright: 1965 stated first edition, first printing. No isbn. Not ex-library. Charming black & white illustrations throughout the book. DJ does not capture exact color; wait until you see these wonderful drawings. WOW!
Dustjacket flap: From 8 A.M. Shadows to Ten O’ Clock and Bedtime, the day is full, the year is full, the wondering part of the mind is full. Daydreams, Wishdreams, doing things and remembering things make them full. Have you loved a black snake? Have you been alone and watched a night storm? Do you wonder where today goes? Where it comes from? Do you like the sounds of a summer night? Have you watched the workmen build a house? Have you wondered what lives in an empty house?These are the things to wonder about, to stretch days into delight, to make poems about, like these.
POEMS: 8 A.M. Shadows, Sea Fairies, Moon-Menders, Frog Chorus, First Love, Pay Telephones, The Perils of Glass Houses, Cats and Kittens, The Bird Woman's Prayer, David's Mouse, Prayer for Reptiles, Wandering Meadow, Winnie and Moo, Clock, Truant, Moles, Summer and more.
Hubbell says: “I think the reason I began to love poetry so much is because my mother and grandmother read a great deal of poetry to me when I was very young. The wonderful word-pictures and rhythms got into my head at an early age—and never left. I began writing poems myself when I was in the third grade. Sometimes, I would write them out on the cardboard pieces that came with shirts returned from the laundry and draw pictures around the edges.”
Won numerous awards for her books including: Bank Street College Best Books of the Year list, Parents Best Books of the Year, American Booksellers Association Kids' Pick, Oppenheim Toy Group Gold Medal, Nick, Jr. magazine Best Books of the Year, Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award, Connecticut Center for the Book, Children's Gallery Award and Crown Gallery Award.
Hardcover, unclipped illustrated DJ-$2.95 flap, b & w illustration-titles green cloth boards, 55pp, 8” by 5”. Binding tight. Near fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean/no shelfwear that we see. Cover excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear. DJ very good+/very good/bright/clean overall/general shelfwear includes chipping-scuffing-bite-interior dj clear tape top spine.
Do not pass up this must have scarce collector’s gem that the whole family will enjoy; will make a FABULOUS gift for yourself or someone special in your life!!