"Once upon a time there was a beautiful girl whose mother made her a magical mossy coat": First edition of Philip Pullman's retelling of the classic folk tale mossycoat


PULLMAN, Philip.

Item Number: 88099

London: Scholastic, 1998.

First edition of Philip Pullman’s retelling of the classic folk tale. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “Best Wishes to Eileen, Philip Pullman Sept. 99.” In near fine condition.

In this adaptation of the classic tale, a loving mother spends year making her daughter a magic coat of moss and gold thread which will grant her all of her wishes to come true whenever she wears it. The young girl attends a ball, wishing to attract the attention of a young master, whom she eventually marries with the help of a magic slipper.

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