New York: Atheneum, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, no Newbery Medal on dust jacket, octavo size, 204 pp. Fine / fine. Item #CNFBV11
"Dicey's Song" is the second book in the Tillerman Cycle, a series of books by Cynthia Voigt (b. 1942), and it immediately picks up where the previous book, "Homecoming" leaves off; the four Tillerman children, of which Dicey is the oldest, have made the long trek to their grandmother's farm in Maryland, after being abandoned by their mother on a road trip. They must now adjust to life with their grandmother in a new town; the book examines themes of family and belonging, and challenges societal norms in the characters that populate the book.
This volume is the first edition, first printing of Voigt's book, and it received the Newbery Award in 1983; the dust jacket does not feature the Newbery Medal, as it was awarded the year after the book was published.
___DESCRIPTION: Full light brown cloth, gilt illustration of a cluster of trees on the front board, gilt lettering on the front board, double-page title page with black-and-white illustration; octavo size (9.5" by 5.75"), pagination: [i-viii] [1-2] 3-196. In a pictorial dust jacket with colour illustration on the front panel wrapping around the spine, blue lettering on the front panel and spine, illustration of a cluster of trees in black on the rear panel, a description of the book on the front flap, and author bio on the rear flap; the dust jacket is unclipped with the original price of $10.95 on the front flap.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; some very slight rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the corners, else fine. The dust jacket is fine overall, unclipped, clean with bright colours, with some very minor edge wear to the bottom of the front panel and to the head and tail of the spine.
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