Seeing Is Believing by Elizabeth Shub, 1994 edition.


Written by Elizabeth Shub. Illustrated by Rachel Isadora. Originally published in 1979; first edition reprinted in 1994.


"Most of us never see piskies or leprechauns. But after reading Seeing Is Believing, it is hard to say that they do not exist. The leprechaun story is from Ireland, the pisky story from Cornwall. In each, a young man named Tom has good reason to believe in - and respect - the power of magic."

Pisky is another name for pixie. Remember the Cornish pixies in Harry Potter?

Elizabeth Shub (1915 - 2004) was a Polish-born editor, author, and translator of children's books. She was known for translating the works of Isaac Bashevis Singer from Yiddish and German, and for encouraging him to write for children. She also wrote several original children's books, such as The White Stallion, a novel about a girl who gets lost on a wagon train and befriends a wild horse.

Rachel Isadora is an American illustrator, children's book author, and painter. She is most famous for the book Ben's Trumpet, a Caldecott Honor Book and Boston Globe-Horn Honor Book. She was a professional ballet dancer before an injury led to a change of careers. She has written and illustrated more than 150 children's books on various topics, such as ballet, music, urban culture, African life, and fairy tales.
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Condition: Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket: Very light shelf wear. Illustrated cover boards. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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