TISTOU OF THE GREEN THUMBS.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1958) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's first book for children - a charming story which has become a classic. "When eight-year-old Tistou is sent home from school, his parents decide that he wall learn from real life instead, and where better to start than gardening? With Moustache the dreamy gardener, Tistou discovers a remarkable giftthat he has green thumbs! Everything he touches sprouts beautiful plants. Now Tistou has lots to do. With the power of flowers, he can change everything - prisons, slums, hospitals...even war." Translated by Humphrey Hare. Illustrated with drawings by Jacqueline Duheme. 178 pp plus final drawing.
Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings but several tape ghosts, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket (small rectangle cut from upper edge of back cover of dj, spine of dj sunned with tape discoloration)