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Marie Ahnighito Peary was born in Northwest Greenland on September 12, 1893, to arctic explorer Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary and his wife, Josephine Diebitsch Peary, of Portland, Maine, and Washington, DC.
Their daughter became known world-wide as the "Snow Baby," a name given to her by the Greenland natives who had never before seen a white baby. In 1909, when Marie was 16 years old, Admiral Peary became the first white man to lead a successful expedition to the North Pole.
When young Tooktoo fights off the wolves who attack another reindeer, he wins a place on Santa's team.
First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 22 cm.; 62 pages,  leaf of plates : illustrations ; Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, some rubs to edges. Pictorial bright. Bookplate of New York State Politian and Arctic Collector William B. Hoyt. [Scarce] Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has wear on edges with toning and some hand-soil. Kurt Wiese Illustrations -------
Ref: Firsts: Dec 10, 34f; OCoLC: 990255647; Latimer: 373
Title: Little Tooktoo: The Story of Santa Claus Youngest Reindeer
Illustrator: Kurt Wiese
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Publisher: New York, William Morrow & CO: 1930
Binding: Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 009724