New York: Harper & Row, (1970). 1st edition (Hanrahan A75). Unpaginated. Illustrated in color. 4to. 11-1/4" x 8-3/4". Rough weave linen cloth with circular color pictorial paste-on to front board. Color pictorial dust jacket [7 titles to rear flap]. VG (average wear)/Good (edgewear/clipped lower corner front flap [$4.95 & '1070' present]/crayon name to rear panel). Item #12546.3
Even though selected as a Caldecott Honor Book , this influential & popular book "has regularly been subjected to censorship for presenting pictures of a young boy innocently prancing naked through the story; the book has been banned in various areas. In the Night Kitchen regularly appears on the American Library Association's list of 'frequently challenged and banned books,' including listing #25 on the '100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990 - 2000.'" [Wikipedia].