Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book with jacket and 14 color illustrations.
Never before published, A Partridge in a Pear Tree wasn't intended as a commercial venture. Artist Charley Harper - perhaps with his wife, Edie, also an artist - created the fun little book for his family. A playful riff on the traditional Yuletide carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas", Partridge is the kind of whimsy an artist dashes off while relaxing around the fireplace - and that's the beauty of it. With its pastel sketches and humorous text, this sweet take on a holiday classic provides an intimate look at Harper's fun-loving personality.