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Gift for Miss Milo

Wahl, Jan

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ISBN 10: 0898153298 / ISBN 13: 9780898153293
Editore: Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA, 1990
Condizione: Near Fine Rilegato

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Clean, tight, square and bright first edition, first printing bound in dark green cloth with author's initials embossed on front cover. Author's inscription and signature opposite half-title page. No discernible flaws. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, with slight wear at upper forecorners, otherwise fine. Beautifully illustrated tale about a woman's life-long wait for a disappeared lover, told by a young girl who continues the vigil. Wahl says "It is my most personal statement, It asks What is Real, What is Imagined, What is Dreamed?" 47 pages includes pointillist illustrations in B&W and full-color. Codice inventario libreria 2080138496

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Titolo: Gift for Miss Milo

Casa editrice: Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA

Data di pubblicazione: 1990

Legatura: Cloth

Illustratore: Grove, Jeff

Condizione libro:Near Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good

autografato: Signed by Author(s)

Edizione: 1st Edition

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Present thirteen scary stories featuring the dreaded Gumberoo, the crafty Cougarfish, a whole houseful of good luck spiders, and some very naughty people who wouldn't do as they were told.

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Mattie Sprunk, a young girl, treasures the memories of Miss Milo, who on her wedding day long ago was jilted at the altar. Miss Milo bore no grudge against her fiance because she was convinced that he had unwittingly entered another dimension and would return at any moment. Her life centered upon being perpetually prepared for this event with everything kept in readiness for his imminent reappearance. Even after Miss Milo's death, Mattie willingly (and for a small fee) makes up the four-poster bed with clean sheets according to Miss Milo's wishes. Mattie surveys this blighted love affair from a romantic point of view in total sympathy with the forebearing Miss Milo. Readers, however, may observe Miss Milo's obsession less charitably. They may find their sympathy wearing thin for Miss Milo's pathetic inability to deal with reality and get on with her life. Feminists will be particularly turned off. However, the illustrations are intriguing. The artist, using a technique of pointillism, succeeds in creating a hazy, otherworldlike effect that aptly reflects the detached mood of the story. --Phyllis G. Sidorsky, National Cathedral School, Washington, DC
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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