NY: Franklin Watts, (1958). First US edn. 24mo, 91. Bound in illustrated yellow cloth, little soiled, but a very good copy. Item #57080
Printed in London. The Ant and Bee stories are a series of small-format hardback books written by Angela Banner (pseudonym of Angela Mary Maddison, born May 14, 1923, died May 30, 2014). She began writing the books in order to teach her son how to read. Angela Banner wrote all the books in the series and also illustrated the last four. The principal characters are the good friends Ant (the naughtier and more adventurous half of the duo) and Bee (fussier and more sensible).