The highly charming children’s book Asger Jorn made for his son Troels in 1949. Troels was only four years old at the time, and Jorn was separating from his wife, former student, and mother of his three children. The artist considered the book too personal, and chose not to publish it in his lifetime. In 1981 – Eight years after Jorn’s passing – a first facsimile edition was released by the Silkeborg Kunstmuseum. This is a later reprint, identical to the first edition. It is the story of encounters between two animals. First, a lion tries (and fails) to eat a giraffe, then a pig, then an elephant. The starving lion ultimately gets help from the Aganaks – small, fantastical creatures imagined by Jorn. Hardcover. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout with text in Danish. Fourth edition. Borgens Forlag, 2012. Some minor wear to cover. Inside clean.