Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1961. First edition. Hardcover. 212pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Orange cloth over boards with a white and black ink stamped title on the spine. With a slight slope to the spine, and very minor edge wear to the spine and boards. In the original dust jacket, wonderfully preserved and unclipped, with only subtle toning and a thin, light, 9" crease through the rear panel and flap. Very good + / very good. Item #53211
A first edition, in a very attractive dust jacket, of this classic coming of age story about Billy Coleman and his Coonhounds, set during the Great Depression in the Ozark Mountains and 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.