A PERFECT FRIEND.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Atheneum, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His first book for young readers, one which uses the friendship between a boy, grieving over the death of his mother, and an elephant to explore the boundaries between joy and sorrow. SIGNED by the author on a bookplate on the half title page. Frontispiece and dust jacket art by Maurice Sendak. 168 pp. ISBN: 0-689830297.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.