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ALL SIGNED AND WITH THE SCARCE INSERT MAURICE SENDAK. Bond, Gladys Baker. Seven Little Stories on Big Subjects. Illustrated by Sendak. 7 volumes [complete]. 12mo, pictorial wrappers; original pictorial board box, light toning and surface rubbing, one bump with residual crease to top of front cover; contents fine; laid in is the scarce 4-page instructional sheet for teachers entitled "Suggestions to teachers for the use of Seven Little Stories on Big Subjects" by Gertrude Noar. New York: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, (1955)
scarce set of instructional booklets for children, each signed by sendak on title-pages. Each contains a cover illustration and internal black-and-white illustrations by Sendak. The stories deal with various situations and conflicts that children might encounter and how to handle them. The titles are: #1 On Your Mark, #2 Jacob's Friendliest Town, #3 The Crankiest Man on Main Street, #4 Down the Old Bear Trail, #5 Johnny Red Feather, #6 Lonesome Feet, and #7 The Secret. Hanrahan A15.