Title: Haunted house
Publisher: London : Heinemann
Publication Date: 1980
Edition: First Edition. Second reprint.First Printing, second reprint. (10) printed pages. Six double page pop-ups, a rotating wheel, transformation slats, and tab-operated mechanicals (lacking ghosts & spider loose on first pop-up; some tears) . Signed by Jan Pienkowski on opening page over imprint details inflourishing hand with black ink. Jane Walmsley was assistant illustrator and Tor Lokvig was the paper engineer.
20 x 30 cm. Original color printed boards (spine slightly worn at top and bottom and boards lightly indented). See Montanaro pp. 121-122: "Strange happenings occur while visiting a haunted house. Ghosts appear in one room after another. From a room where a bat flies, the sound of sawing is heard by opening and closing the pages." Jan Michal Pieńkowski (born 8 August 1936) is a Polish-British author of children's books-as illustrator, as writer, and as designer of movable books. He has also designed for the theatre. For his contribution as a children's illustrator he was UK nominee in 1982 and again in 2008 for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition available to creators of children's books.In this pop-up book, the owner of the Haunted House is not well - and it is not surprising. There's a ghoul in the cupboard, an octopus in the sink, a crocodile in the bath, and in every room, a sinister black cat is watching it all with roving eyes...