New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1940. First Edition. Attractive copy of the Newberry Award-winning author's historical novel for young readers, giving "a lively and truthful picture of life in the Connecticut hill country in the 1840's. It is also a story of cheerfulness in adversity, and of courage, hope and trust in spite of poverty and discouragement" (from front flap). Item #4061
First Printing. Octavo (22.5cm); cornflower blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; illustrated endpapers; blue topstain; dustjacket; xiv,209,pp; illus. Hint of a lean, else a fresh, Fine copy with a bright, even topstain. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with sticker residue over the printed price; hint of sunning to spine panel, with a few tiny nicks, short tears to joints, with a few tiny spots to front panel; bright, Very Good+ to Near Fine.