A rare book title made charming by Royal Illustrator of Oz Dick Martin: The Littlest Star by Sally Jackson. This copy hand signed by Martin on the blank endpaper with a little drawing of a ballet slipper. A departure from Martin’s usual Oz related material, published by Reilly & Lee in 1961, the same time and in a similar format as several of his Oz picture books. The story by Sally Jackson is about a little girl who wants to dance ballet with her big sister.
Oversized hardcover in near fine condition. Dust jacket is near very good, small chip at base of spine and small piece of tape on spine, other light wear. It’s a clever design, with the front showing the dancers from the front of the stage, and the rear cover showing them from behind. A hard to find Martin title, much more so with the signature!