Saturday, December 21, 2013

Richard Scarry: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Richard Scarry's cover illustration for the Little Golden Book reissue of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer looks very familiar. Either I owned the book or else a close friend did. I'm quite sure I didn't read it though. Robert L. May's story was adapted by Barbara Shook Hazen circa 1965 when the 1958 Little Golden Book illustrated by Scarry was reissued.

Richard Scarry, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. 
Original book cover art. New York: Simon & Schuster, c. 1965

The presale estimate was $6,000 to $9,000.

Richard Scarry, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. 
A Little Golden Book, Simon & Schuster, c. 1965

Note:  Illustrator Richard Scarry contributed to When I was a Child which is discussed on the blog here.

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