New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1945.
Hardcover. 7 1/2" X 5 1/4". viii, 180pp. Wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing, creasing, and chipping to covers, corners, and edges. Spots of toning to rear cover. Previous owner's name in ink to front flap of jacket. Foxing to inside of jacket. Bound in brown cloth over boards with spine and front cover stamped in black. Rubbing to edges and bumps to corners of boards. Dust-spotting to top edge of text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Black-and-white illustrations throughout.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Thornton Waldo Burgess was an American conservationist and author of children's stories. Burgess loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, Bedtime Stories. He was sometimes known as the Bedtime Story-Man.
"Paddy moves into the Green Forest, and Sammy Jay starts to complain he is cutting down the trees, but Sammy falls into the water and learns that this did not work out very well. After that Old Man Coyote finds out Paddy is in the Green Forest, and starts to hunt for him, though for three days Paddy outsmarts him. But one day he almost catches Paddy and he would have were it not for Sammy Jay telling Paddy to get into the water. After that Paddy and Sammy become best friends."(Publisher). Good / good. Item #9043