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The Trumpeter of Krakow:
A Tale of the 15th Century
By Eric P. Kelly
Author Signature on Newbery Bookplate Inside Cover
Beloved Classic for Young Readers
Winner of the 1929 Newbery Medal for Children's Literature
1935 Printing of 1928 Copyright
Beautiful Illustrations by Angela Pruszynska in Krakow
Set in 1461 Poland, this is the story of Joseph Charnetski, a young country boy who moves to the city of Krakow with his parents.
Joseph does not know why, but his family is being pursued by some dangerous men who are determined to steal a mysterious object in his father's possession.
Although Joseph does not know what the object is, he does know that his entire family is in grave danger, that no place in Poland seems safe for them, and that no one can be completely trusted.
Three beautiful full-page color illustrations
Nine black and white line drawing illustrations
Eric Philbrook Kelly (1884-1960) was an American journalist, academic and author of books for young readers. He was a professor of English at Dartmouth College and a lecturer at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935
Original copyright 1928
Hard cover, 218 pages
No dust jacket
The hardback cover is a pretty blue but does have wear, especially on corners and spine (see picture). Significant age tanning and foxing, but pages are quite flexible. Pages have no markings or tears. One light ink smear (see picture). Binding quite good. No missing or loose pages.