LAWSON,ROBERT. THEY WERE STRONG AND GOOD. NY: Viking 1940 (September 1940). 4to (8 1/4 x 10 1/4"), cloth, Fine in dust wrapper (not price clipped, no award medal, dust soil, light fraying on top edge, overall a VG dw). 1st edition, winner of the CALDECOTT AWARD. Both written and illustrated by Lawson, this is the story of an American family, illustrated with full page detailed black and whites on every other page. This was the second book he both wrote and illustrated. Nice first editions are hard to find.