Vintage - somewhat of a rare children's book. Amazon prices start at 197.00. Published 1949, paperback, By Hale Kathleen, Author of many Orlando (the Marmalade Cat) book series. SIZE: 10 1/4" x 14 1/4". 30 Pages. Missing front and back cover so it starts at page 3. Some pages torn and or stained.
Pages are Fragile.
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