Edward and the Horse (Hardcover)
First published in 1961, this winning tale follows a small boy named Edward who lives in a soaring New York City apartment building and yearns for a pet to keep him company.
Edward lives on the twenty-first floor of a large apartment building in New York City. In the lobby a sign reads: “No dogs or cats allowed.” This isn’t much fun for someone like Edward, who would have loved a dog or cat to keep him company. But the sign doesn’t say anything about horses . . .
Edward sets out in search of a horse who likes the city and who won’t cost a lot of money to keep. Along the way, he meets a friendly fireman who offers him a helping hand. Edward discovers Smitty, whom he unhitches from a vegetable cart and takes home immediately. Before Edward and Smitty can get anywhere near the freight elevator, they are stopped by Smitty’s owner . . . and his reaction surprises all of them!
This charming journey benefits from bold mid-century illustrations and will appeal to both design-loving parents and pet-crazy children at story time.
Olle Eksell (1918–2007) was a Swedish illustrator and graphic designer. He and his wife, Ruthel, a fashion designer, lived in the United States after the Second World War and became close friends with Paul Rand and, later, Ann Rand.