"Petite Suzanne" was the fourth children's book written by famous American author and illustrator, Marguerite de Angeli, who began her career as a concert soloist. After her marriage and the birth of several children, she studied drawing, becoming proficient enough to have her illustrations published in "Ladies Home Journal", "Country Gentleman", etc. During her writing career, she wrote 30 children's books and won several awards, one of which was the prestigious Newberry medal. She was famous for writing stories about minorities and other cultures. This 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" book, published by Doubleday & Co. in Garden City, NY has a beautifully illustrated cover in full color and an illustrated map of the Gaspe coast on the end papers where the story takes place about Suzanne, a little French Canadian girl's family life. Although its dust cover has been mended along the edges, it has kept the book clean over the years. Book is nice and tight in lightly used condition, bumped corners, clean pages, and slight age toning on the outside edges of the pages. It would make a really nice addition to your library or gift for a person who appreciates fine illustrations and well written children's literature. Thank you for looking in.