Popular American author of children's books (1933-1987). Signed book: Fables. First edition. NY: Harper & Row, 1980. Hardcover with dustjacket, 8.25 x 11.75, 40 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page, "For Ruth from Arnold Lobel, Mar. 1984," adding a sketch of a pelican. In fine condition, with some creasing and scuffing to the dustjacket.