The Bad Island

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The Bad Island

200.00

Steig, William. NY: Windmill, (1969). 4to. First edition. Red cloth stamped in black. Dust jacket.

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William Steig was a popular New Yorker cover artist and the author of the 1970 Caldecott Medal-winner, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. Among his rarest work for children is 1969's The Bad Island, a fable about a remote island populated with an endless variety of horrible creatures: "enormous or dwarfed, stretched out long or miserably stunted, horribly fat or wretchedly skinny; and they all had more horns than they should have had, growing in more places than they should have grown." And then a flower appears. Subsequently re-published as Rotten Island in a smaller format. In About Fine condition (with a previous owner's bookplate) in a Very Good dust jacket (complete but with cello tape stains from a previous repair on the front top; tape has been removed and jacket repaired).