Joshua, The Czar, and the Chicken Bone Wish (signed)

By: Girion, Barbara

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

A fourth-grade klutz with a few troubles meets an old man who claims to be a czar who lost control of all Russia on the snap of a single wishbone, and subsequently befriends the kid in an effort to help him develop a bit of self-confidence. In a lovely piece of coincidence, this copy is inscribed by the author to an actual Joshua ("For Joshua--/who has/quite a while to go/before he enjoys this/story. Lots of good/luck chicken-bone wishing/to your parents to help/you on the way!/Barbara Girion/Maplewood, New Jersey/May 1980"). Additionally, this copy contains a four-page, laid-in biography of the author. Virtually all the hardcover copies one sees of this title are formerly the property of cruel hands meting out the usual library desecrations, but this one, fortunately, has escaped the hands of such barbarians, and thus does not have the snot hammered out of it. Tangerine boards w/cream cloth backstrip, 155 pages. Light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/moderate wear to corners/spine ends, light edgewear, mild soil to rear panel. An uncommon title when signed.

Title: Joshua, The Czar, and the Chicken Bone Wish (signed)

Author Name: Girion, Barbara

Illustrator: Richard Cuffari

Categories: Children--Youth--Juvenile, Signed (all categories),

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons/Scribner: 1978

ISBN Number: 0-684-15929-5

ISBN Number 13: 9780684159294

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Size: Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall

Seller ID: 007459