Cullen, Countee; Chistopher Cat; Charles Sebree (Illustrator)
Title The Lost Zoo - The Animals That Missed the Ark - A Rhyme for the Young, But Not too Young
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition Good+
Edition 1st Edition.
Size 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall
Publisher New York, NY Harper & Brothers 1940
Seller ID 100202
Has scarce jacket with $2.50 price. 1st Printing. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Jacket has edge wear, tears, missing chips. 72 pages. Poems with beautiful color drawings of animals. A very charming fantasy told in verse except for its prologue and epilogue which are in prose. The title page says it was written by Christopher Cat and Countee P. Cullen. The prologue explains that Chris is Mr. Cullen's pet cat. 'Some of the children I was teaching had read of my work and wanted to become better acquainted with it. However, most of it was too far over their heads for them to be able to appreciate it. They asked me to write something that they could understand. The Lost Zoo is the result.'
Children Poetry::1900-1974 History::U.S.A.::Black History Fiction Modern::Animal Stories