New York: Harper and Row, 1978. Proof Copy. Softcover. Staplebound sheets with card cover and publisher's slip stapled to front.
Destined to become one of the most beloved, deep and wise "children's" books, this proof copy introduced to reviewers Lobel's genius-level "wisdom text", at once a work of philosophy and spirituality, practicality and good natured ability to be fully present for experinces. Lobels work was incidentally perhaps not-so-innocently couched in "children's book" form, but could handily function as combination religious-text, self-help or marriage manual, and consciousness-raising
holy scroll. These are the brief, picaresque tales of Grasshopper, a perpetual sojourner, open-hearted, hungry for experiences, gregarious,
who repeatedly runs into acceptance which soon turns into parochial and clannish narrow-mindedness and returns, joyfully, to the road, once again, free!
This book will change your life, and here it is in early form, but a hint of what wise counsel was to come. Good Plus. Item #85289