I Remember Grandpa, a picture book by Truman Capote and Barry Moser. 1987 edition.


Written by Truman Capote. Illustrated by Barry Moser. Second edition, 1987. Peachtree Publishers Ltd.

Truman Capote's story about Bobby, a young West Virginia farm boy whose family moves to the city in Virgina, for a better education for him and a better job for his father, was written in 1946 as a gift for his aunt, and was rediscovered in 1984.

"One of the saddest days of my life was when I left my boyhood home in the foothills of the West Virginia Allegheny Mountains. My Ma and Pa and I lived with my Grandma and Grandpa in a little wooden cottage about a mile from the nearest road and thirty miles from the nearest town. Our home had been handed down from generation to generation, or so my Grandpa told me. We had always been one family but because of my coming of school age, my Pa decided, for all of us, to move to Virginia, somewhere over the mountains, and leave Grandpa and Grandma in the care of a new worker of our land...."

Truman Capote (1924 - 1985), born in New Orleans, was a prominent American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. He is best known as the author of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and the pioneering true crime novel "In Cold Blood." Capote's early writings contributed to the Southern Gothic tradition, but he later adopted a more journalistic style. His vivid narratives and unique voice left a lasting impact on American literature.

Barry Moser is a respected, award-winning artist, with a particular love of print making. He's illustrated an interesting variety of books for children: The Call Of The Wild, Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes, What You Know First, Once Upon a Twice, The Mushroom Man, Voices of Ancient Egypt, and many others.

Barry Moser (1940 - ) is an award-winning illustrator, educator, and engraver and printmaker. He has illustrated nearly 300 books, including the acclaimed editions of Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", winner of the National Book Award, and "Through the Looking-Glass". Moser is also owner of the Pennyroyal Press, founded in 1970.

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Condition: Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light fading along upper and lower edges, front and back, and along the spine; on the front, two very small open tears at the lower edge; on the back, two small tears at the upper and lower edges; very lightly bumped at corners. Tan cloth cover boards. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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