Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1961. Early printing. Hardcover. 212pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Pictorial paper over boards, with the author's photograph on the rear cover. Good only. The boards are a bit warped, the spine is slightly slanted, and the edges of the spine and covers are mildly bumped and rubbed. There is a prior owner's name and address, along with a brief notation, on the front pastedown. The price-clipped dust jacket is in fair condition, with multiple large losses from the edges, and damp staining, primarily only visible on the verso. Item #45286
The classic coming of age story about Billy Coleman and his Coonhounds. Later adapted into the classic film of the same name. This title was awarded the 1987 Massachusetts Children's Book Award, the 1989 New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award, and the 1981 North Dakota Flicker Tale Children's Book Award.