Amos and the Moon by Jan B. Balet / ISBN 9781623260521 / 24-page hardcover from AMMO Books / discounted books with only light wear
"Amos and the Moon is a lovely introduction to the wondrous movements of the moon and a touching ode to a small, kindly community that's big on personality. Balet outdoes himself with enticing illustrations of the shopkeepers' colorful, artfully composed windows--from Zirimis Pastry Shop to C. Wegelin Swiss Watchmaker--all bursting with curiosities, cakes and clocks."--Shelf Awareness
Chock-full of charm and whimsy, this 1948 title tells a simple, endearing tale of a curious little lad on his search for the moon come daylight. As the first picture book by author and illustrator Jan Balet, the imaginative illustrations and lovely storytelling of AMOS AND THE MOON mark the beginning of a lengthy and successful career for the German-American artist. Originally intended as a Christmas present for his son, Balet’s book became a gift to many more children; and now in its reissue edition, this vintage title will surely delight a new generation of young readers worldwide.