So last year when I saw this absolutely stunning 80th anniversary edition of the book, I had to have it. It then lived for a while on my nightstand, and this week I read some every day after work (I’m too OCD about my books to take such a nice edition out of the house).
Anyway, I cannot recommend this loud enough. It’s everything the movie was but cuter, better illustrated, quirkier, kookier, and more of a masterpiece. And that’s saying a lot, because I still love the movie too.
I also recommend this particular edition, it has beautiful full color illustrations, and maps on the inside jacket. The pages are also a gorgeous buttercream color, something you don’t see often for book pages.
Pictures from my copy are below.