Wee Gillis SIGNED Munro Leaf Robert Lawson LIMITED FIRST EDITION SLIPCASE 1938

Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.
This is the rare limited first edition, one of only 525 copies which are signed by both the author and the illustrator.
Bound in full cloth with gilt lettering on the spine & cover. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Includes the original slipcase.

A Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of the Story of Ferdinand

Wee Gillis lives in Scotland. He is an orphan, and he spends half of each year with his mother's people in the lowlands, while the other half finds him in the highlands with his father's kin. Both sides of Gillis's family are eager for him to settle down and adopt their ways. In the lowlands, he is taught to herd cattle, learning how to call them to him in even the heaviest of evening fogs. In the rocky highlands, he stalks stags from outcrop to outcrop, holding his breath so as not to make a sound. Wee Gillis is a quick study, and he soon picks up what his elders can teach him. And yet he is unprepared when the day comes for him to decide, once and for all, whether it will be the lowlands or the highlands that he will call his home.