New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by author in ink to title page. First Edition. 9 1/2" X 6 1/2". 315pp. Book presents nicely with unclipped dust jacket encased in protective archival sleeve. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of jacket. Green paper over boards with spine backed in blue and lettered in silver. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Photograph of author at signing laid in.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness.
As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.(Publisher). Very good + / Very good +. Item #8321