Timothy the Terror (A Harlin Quist Book)
New York: Harlin Quist Inc., 1972. First edition. Paperback. Unpaginated. Square octavo. [19 cm]. Illustrated wraps. Some very mild scuffing at corners, else fine. Near fine. Item #63601
Nicknamed the ""First Lady of Mysteries", Ruth Cavin spent her career at St. Martin's Press promoting nascent mystery writers. Follows the exploits of young Timothy and his imaginative urban encounter with a Tiger. Text style is urban African-American Vernacular.
"Quist's visually brilliant fantasy-oriented materials are exciting forays into often uncharted areas, and for this reason they have frequently offended the children's book establishment. Personally, I feel that if Harlin Quist errs, he errs on the side of the angels. His books venture into new territory with a contemporary feeling that is stimulating for adults as well as children... Here are quality books with sense and substance that challenge the jazzy lure of television successfully." - Digby Diehl, The Los Angeles Times.