Written by Mem Fox. Illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky. 2007, first edition, first printing. Harcourt, Inc.
"In a not-so-faraway land with fairies and pixies, goblins and ogres (and even some busy elves), everyone sleeps while a child dreams..."
Mem Fox (1946 - ) is one of Australia's most-beloved children's book authors, an educator, and passionate advocate for literacy. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best-selling Australian children's book of all time.
Vladimir Radunsky (1954 - 2018) was a Russian-born illustrator, and sometimes author, of over 30 children's books. He will be fondly remembered for books such as this one, as well as Hip-Hop Dog, The Mighty Asparagus, On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein, and Because, a collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov.
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Condition: Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Very small close tear and crimp on the front, bottom edge; shadow of a label on the lower spine. Stamped bookplate on front flyleaf with name of St. Edward Preschool. Back page was folded else pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.
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