The Taxi That Hurried (Little Golden Book with Dust Jacket)

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The Taxi That Hurried (Little Golden Book with Dust Jacket)

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Mitchel, Lucy Sprague et al. Illustrated by Tibor Gergely. Simon and Schuster: NY, (1946). 8vo, First edition. Full color pictorial boards. Dust jacket.

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Unbeknownst to many book collectors but a point of real interest to all those interested in Little Golden Books is the fact that the first thirty-five titles in the series were published with dust jackets. The jackets featured the familiar Golden leaf and vine design on the spine, but the book spines were blue cloth. The Taxi That Hurried (#25), was written by Lucy Sprague Mitchell and others from the progressive Bank Street School in NYC and illustrated by Hungarian-born Tibor Gergely, a recent arrival in the US who fled the rise of the Nazis in Europe. Tom and his Mother must get to the train on time, but need to find a speedy taxi to get them there. In accord with Bank Street's educational philosophy, this fun story also allows a child to realistically experience what happens in big city traffic. A first edition Little Golden Book in About Fine condition in an About Fine (with a small chip to the lower front panel) dust jacket.