New York: Viking, 1938. Illustrated by Robert Lawson. First edition. Unpaginated small 4to. Pictorial paper covered boards. Yellow cloth spine. Book is in fine condition. Just a touch of shelfwear on bottom edges of cover. / Jacket has seven carefully tape repaired closed tears. Some edgewear and front panel looks to be clipped, however the price of $1.00 is printed on the back jacket flap! Item #26
A Caldecott Honor book for 1939. Robert Lawson loved to draw! 33 full page pen and ink drawings. Green and white pictorial endpapers.
Wee Gillis's father's relations were all Highlanders, stalking stags, while his mother's relations were all Lowlanders, raising long-haired cows, and he had to make up his mind which he would be. The sturdy Scotch way in which he solved the problem provides Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, creators of Ferdinand, with a second perfect story in which they see eye to eye on everything.