Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1957
Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik / illustrated by Maurice Sendak [LITTLE BEAR #1]
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  HARPER & BROTHERS
Mega rare TRUE 1st printing of this children's classic, indicated by the $1.95 price on front panel of dust jacket, w/ publisher listed as Harper & Brothers [which would become Harper & Row on all subsequent printings]
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is clean and fully in tact; a few small sealed edge tears.
Book itself is excellent; slight bending to cover boards. Contents read like new.
Enter the world of Little Bear. Children will be entranced by Little Bear's trip to the moon, his birthday party, and his wishes and adventures.
This is the first of the five classic books about Little Bear, introducing the funny and strikingly childlike bear cub and his friends. The combination of Else Holmelund Minarik's simple, yet eloquent, stories and Maurice Sendak's warm, tender illustrations have made this beloved character an enduring favorite among beginning readers.