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MARILEE HEYER. "Monkey, Come to Me." Illustration from page 16 Heyer's book "The Girl, the Fish, and the Crown" (New York: Viking, 1995.) Watercolor and pencil on paper. 385x285 mm; 15x11 1/4 inches. Signed and dated 1994 in image, lower right. Archivally taped around circumference to board which is titled and signed on verso.
This fantastical scene shows the shape-shifting protagonist as she transforms herself into a monkey by chanting "Monkey, come to me" so that she can swing through the evil giant's window to seek the hidden stolen crown.