New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Beautifully illustrated by Marvin Bileck. 8 3/4 x 7 inches. Blue cloth with pictorial dust jacket. A fine, bright copy. Item #3593

First edition. Inscribed by the illustrator: "For Helen with fun in her Holiday House and so much appreciation for bringing Rain Makes Applesauce together. Marvin." There is a charming small watercolor by Bileck on half-title of a house with apples raining down.

Marvin Belick (1920-2005) was a painter, printmaker and illustrator of children's books. His "Rain Makes Applesauce" has been in print for 40 years and is a Caldecott Honors book.

Price: $75.00

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