New York: Scholastic Press - Arthur A. Levine Books, (1998.) First Edition
Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) Uncommon advance issue of this gothic tale, written for older children, and drawing upon sources as varied as Faust, Frankenstein and Pinocchio. Shortlisted for several awards including the Whitbread Children's Book Award. Frontispiece and cover illustration and 3 pages of drawings at back of book by Leonid Gore (other illustrations not included in this issue. ) 112 pp. Very near fine in glossy black illustrated wrappers (slight rubbing to edges of covers.) .
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