Product Code: 63915


Product Code: 63915
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A very attractive early printing of this picture book written and illustrated by Bill Peet. Out of print in hardcover. Scarce in dustjacket. Scarce in this condition.

The true story and adventures of Capyboppy, the Peet family's pet capybara. Full color Peet artwork on every page.

Bill Peet (1915-2002) wrote and illustrated over 35 books for children. His autobiography was a Caldecott Honor Award Winner in 1989. During his 27 years at Disney making animated films (1937-1964), Bill Peet became Walt Disney's greatest storyman.

Disney animator and story artist Burny Mattinson worked at Disney from 1953 until his death in 2023, and had most--if not all--of Peet's books in his library.

This came from the library of Burny Mattinson (1935-2023), an animator, director, producer, and story artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios, from 1953 until his death in 2023. Mattinson directed Mickey's Christmas Carol and The Great Mouse Detective. He was named a Disney Legend in 2008 and was the longest serving employee of The Walt Disney Company, with a career that spanned almost 70 years. His extensive library included numerous subjects and especially large collections of books on Disney, animation, and classic comic strips.

Peet, Bill

Condition & Attributes

Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear)

Publishing Information

Boston, MA
Houghton Mifflin

Physical Description

9.25 inches
7.3 inches
64 pages

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