SIGNED Dola de Jong YA novel The Level Land with VG dustjacket

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The Level Land
de Jong, Dola
Charles Scribner's Sons
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Used: Very Good
Sku: 00262
Notes: Very Good 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" in orange cloth over boards, black lettering to cover and spine, some minor bubbling to the front and back covers, very minor bumping to head and foot of spine, else clean, tightly bound and unmarked inside or out. Illustrated endpapers featuring a charming blue and yellow map of Holland. Very Good pictorial dustjacket with some minor edgewear, not price-clipped and protected by a paper-backed Brodart sleeve. SIGNED by the author at the title page, "Happy Birthday to Larry from Dola '57". Illustrated by Jan Hoowji in black-and-white with the dustjacket image in full-color. 165 pp. including a glossary of Dutch words and phrases used throughout the book. An important and beautifully preserved addition to any collection of Young Adult literature on World War II Europe.From the dustjacket: "This is the story of a friendly Dutch family - happy in the days before their country was invaded. It is not the traditional wooden-shoe-windmill variety of story that has so long been given to American boys and girls. The time for that is past, and here is a true book about life in Holland written by a Dutch author and illustrated by a Dutch artist. It is a lively book full of family give-and-take, and of situations handled with humor and understanding."