Little Toot on the Grand Canal. Hardie Gramatky.
Little Toot on the Grand Canal.
Little Toot on the Grand Canal.
Little Toot on the Grand Canal.
Little Toot on the Grand Canal.
Little Toot on the Grand Canal.
(Gramatky, Hardie)

Little Toot on the Grand Canal.

Gramatky, Hardie (illus.)

NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1968. Square octavo. (88)pp. First edition. Inscribed by the author/illustrator, Hardie Gramatky, on the title page, with an ink drawing of Little Toot. Third in the series of children's books that started with 1939's Little Toot, Little Toot on the Grand Canal tells the story of the adventurous tugboat's trip to Venice with his father, Big Toot. There, Little Toot encounters gondoliers, the Bridge of Sighs, and pirates intent on looting Venice of its treasures. Gramatky was nationally recognized for his watercolors before he published the first Little Toot book, and he was named one of America's twenty greatest watercolorists by Andrew Wyeth. Little Toot was an international bestseller that spawned five sequels and was adapted into a short film by Disney as part of 1948's Melody Time. A fine copy in light blue cloth, with a near fine dust jacket that shows the slightest fading to spine, faint rubbing, and minor wear to edges. Item #26508

Price: $450.00

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