Title: Little Bear's Friend: An I Can Read Book
Author: Else Holmelund Minarik
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Year: 1984 (First Edition)
Publisher: HarperTrophy (HarperCollins Publishers Inc.)
Remarks: 1st HarperTrophy edition
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: "One summer Little Bear makes friends in the woods with Emily and her doll Lucy. All of Little Bear's old friends—Owl, Cat, Duck and Hen—like Emily too. But then summer ends, and Emily must leave. Little Bear is very sad, until he finds a use for the fountain pen Emily gave him—he writes his very first letter to his new friend!
Illustrated with Sendak's lovely 4-colour ink and pen drawings – many of which are double-spread.
Glazed pictorial covers. Spine is lightly creased, with some negligible damage near the centre. Apart from some minor creasing to the last few pages, the book is in excellent internal condition: pages are crisp, bright, unmarked, and free from foxing and tanning. Super-tight binding.
Measures 21.5 cm × 14 cm (8.6″ × 5.6″). 8vo. Unpaginated.