New York, NY: Scholastic Inc., 2004. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good+ condition. Item #019238
xviii, 870 pages of text. Original paperback edition with a continuous cover illustration (front/spine/rear) after a painting by Mary GrandPre that is only on the covers of this special paperback edition and the hardcover Collector's Edition. There is a tiny tear and a tiny bump to the lower edge of the front cover, and minimal shelfwear; protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Issued for attendees of Book Expo America 2004, this was printed in June of 2004 in an edition of 5000 copies, and it is the first and only printing of this edition. The text is clean and unmarked.