d'Aulaire, Ingrid & Edgar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1950. 4to. First edition. Cloth backed color pictorial boards. Dust jacket.
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Like many immigrants, the d'Aulaires combined two passions in their remarkable books for children...a love of the lands and legends from their countries of birth (Ola and Blakken, Nils, Wings for Per) and a passion for the stories of their adopted country (Abraham Lincoln...for which they won the Caldecott Medal in 1939...,Pocahontas, George Washington). Benjamin Franklin traces the American inventor and statesman's life from his humble beginnings through his ambassadorship in France and old age. Incorporated in the artists' magnificent color and sepia-toned lithographs are sayings from Poor Richard's Almanac. In Fine condition in a Fine dust jacket..