1960s Children's Nature Book of Verse - Underneath My Apple Tree by Monroe Stearns Adolf Zabransky
On a day like today who could ever be sorry? Not a thing in the world has the least little worry. There isn't even a need to borrow a moral of hope from any tomorrow. (pages 6-7)
Illustrated by award-winning Czechoslovakian illustrator Adolf Zabransky (1909-1981) and written by American author and art historian Monroe Stearns (1913-1987), Underneath My Apple Tree is a gorgeously presented children's book about the tender beauty of nature. Lyrical, funny, insightful and sweet, the sing-song storytelling and engaging rhymes describe a series of timeless and relatable vignettes that all children will know... the relaxed rhythm of a summer's day, the flutter of a butterfly, the sight of city pigeons taking flight, the constant movement of a mountain stream, the sounds of crows in winter. Accompanying each page are Adolf's colorful drawings which delight all ages. Published in the 1960s, this is an ex-library book that contains the original dust jacket (un-price clipped) and decorated endpapers.
- Published by J.B Lippincott
- Printed in Czechoslovakia
- 66 pages
- Original dust jacket
In beautiful vintage condition. Some slight chippiness to the top edge of the dust jacket has been repaired previously with tape. There are library stamps on the back end papers and some discreet library notation marks on the backside of the title page. Sage green coverboards bear some tape residue at the corners. Interior pages are clean, bright and unmarked.
Measures 8.25" inches (width) x 11.25" inches (length) x .5" inches (thickness)