I am the co-author of Learning Python, a 385 page introductory-level book about the Python scripting language. This book was published by O'Reilly & Associates in April 1999. German, French, and Japanese language translations of this book were also published in 2000. Korean and Chinese translations reportedly appeared in 2001 as well, and a Polish language edition was published in 2002.
Learning Python is meant to be an introduction to Python for beginners, and others seeking a quick first look. It focuses on the core Python language, and includes numerous exercises with solutions to guide the reader through a hands-on learning experience. Because much of Learning Python is based on real training materials, it is designed to work like a self-paced introductory Python course. It also introduces more advanced Python applications, such as JPython, Tkinter, COM, and CGI.
New: information about the 2nd Edition of this book, to be released in December 2003, available here.
Because of Learning Python's introductory-level focus, it complements O'Reilly's other Python books: