The snowflake was born on a cold, winter’s day far up in the sky, many miles above the earth.

Her birth took place in the heart of a grey cloud that swept over the land driven by icy winds.

It all came about from one moment to the next. At first there was only the swollen cloud moving over the tops of the mountains. Then it began to snow. And where but a second before there had been nothing, now there was Snowflake and all her brother and sisters falling from the sky.

Falling, falling, falling! As gently as lying in a cradle rocked by the wind, drifting downward like a feather, blown this way and that, Snowflake found herself floating in a world she had never known before.   ….

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Authored by Paul Gallico and published by Michael Joseph Ltd of London in 1952. This First Edition, hard  cover bound, is in Very Good condition, with an illustrated cover and Good dust jacket. The size of the book is 189x128x10mm.

Dj is slightly rubbed on front; worn on edges of spine; replaced chips 30×47, 5×11, 5x5mm; all pages yellowing; a blank “Ex Libris” covers a prev owner’s name.64pp. Pages uniformly tanned.