Snowflake by Paul Gallico, illustrated by David Knight and Reisie Lonette. 1953 first edition.


Written by Paul Gallico. Illustrated by David Knight and Reisie Lonette. First edition, 1953. Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York.

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"This is the delightful story of the life of Snowflake, who was 'all stars and arrows, squares and triangles of ice and light.' Through Snowflake's special role in the pattern of creation and life, Paul Gallico has given us a simple allegory on the meaning of life, its oneness and ultimate safety."

Paul Gallico (1897 - 1976) was a sports writer and editor for the New York Daily News, where he became known for his innovative creation of the Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition. Transitioning from journalism to fiction, Gallico found success with novels such as The Snow Goose, The Poseidon Adventure, and the Mrs. Harris series.
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Condition: Very Good/Good. Dust jacket: Moderate shelf wear; on the front, wear along the upper edge, with small closed tear in the top right; on the back, wear along the upper edge, with small closed tear in the upper left and lower right; sunning along the spine; bumped at the corners and head and tail of the spine, with a chip at the head; remnant of a small label on the front flap. Illustrated cover boards are very lightly bumped at the corners. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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