Mr. Bear thinks that he needs to take Edith ("The Lonely Doll") and Little Bear away from their beloved New York City to escape the dirty air and streets. But Edith and Little Bear don't want to move to the country, so they take up the cause of cleaning up the city. They march in front of City Hall and write a letter to the Mayor. The Mayor sends ...Read MoreMr. Bear thinks that he needs to take Edith ("The Lonely Doll") and Little Bear away from their beloved New York City to escape the dirty air and streets. But Edith and Little Bear don't want to move to the country, so they take up the cause of cleaning up the city. They march in front of City Hall and write a letter to the Mayor. The Mayor sends a letter back, urging Edith and Little Bear to do a little bit every day to clean up the city themselves, and to keep watch for any polluters. Edith and Little Bear follow the Mayor's advice, and they begin to clean up their neighborhood themselves. Mr. Bear, seeing how much Edith and Little Bear care for their home and their streets, happily decides they can remain in their home in the city.Read Less
Good+: Shows moderate use. Binding shows the slightest lean; fairly heavy wear to the extremities; moderate rubbing; faint soiling; former owner's gift inscription at the front paste-down endpaper. Binding remains secure; text clean. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Folio. Hardback: Pictorial Paper on Boards. This book is one that will stand the test of time in our opinion. Edith and Little Bear want to stay in NYC, but Mr Bear thinks the city is no longer a healthy place to raise children. Good plot. The two little ones do their best to clean up the city. The photos and their logic is heart warming. It could be used to inspire youth today to take a part in cleaning up their neighborhood. In the end, Mr Bear is won over by their efforts and commitment to the city and their community. Historically there are great photos of old cars, central park, and the original twin towers (minus the huge build up high rises around them). Dare Wright (1914-2001) was a fashion model and photographer based in New York City. In 1957, she used her childhood doll Edith and two teddy bears as the subjects of her first book The Lonely Doll. The combination of mesmerizing black and white photographs and simple, eloquent text made the book an immediate success and earned it a place on The New York Times Best Seller list along with Dare Wright's next Lonely Doll book, Holiday For Edith And The Bears. Edith And Little Bear Lend A Hand is the eighth book in the series featuring Edith, Little Bear and Mr. Bear. Originally published in 1972, it was photographed in Dare's apartment, on the streets of New York City and on the Hudson River where she captured her bittersweet image of the World Trade Center towers before they'd been completed. All of the photographs in this book have been reproduced from Dare Wright's original negatives that she developed in the tiny darkroom of her apartment.
Wright, Dare. Very Good+ in Near Fine jacket. Book. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. Hardcover in gloss pictorial boards in unclipped pictorial dustjacket. Charming story using photo illustrations to follow a little girl doll, Edith, and her bear who write to the New York City mayor asking how they can help clean up the city. He replies and they set out all over town. Poignant endpaper illustrations show the Twin Towers will under construction. Book is tight, clean and unmarked inside. It has a 4" long light orange remainder mark along bottom page block, that runs along the gloss bottom edge of the inside back cover and onto the bottom of the back jacket flap for 1.5". The jacket is otherwise fine. Book has one very slight bump to bottom edge of front cover board. Media mail included. Please contact us for priority or international shipping. Ships in 24 hours in a cardboard box.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0394823893. A Lonely Doll story. Illustrated with black and white photographs by the author. First edition (not stated). Very good in a very good (two very small chips), price clipped dust jacket.
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