"The Happy Hollisters And The Punch And Judy Mystery" by Jerry West. Illustrated by Helen S. Hamilton, published by Doubleday & Company, copyright MCMLXIV (1964).
In this thrilling new adventure, the Happy Hollisters befriend little Nada Boschi, an Italian girl who is visiting in Shoreham. Noada confides to the Holllisters that her Uncle Giovanni, a famous toymaker and puppeteer, has disappeared from his house in Rome. Nada is sure that he has been kidnapped. But why would anyone want to kidnap a kind old man who spends his time entertaining children? The Hollisters are eager to try their hand at solving the mystery and help Nada find her uncle. But all this has happened in Italy half-way around the world from Shoreham. There seems to be nothing that they can do.
Then Pam learns that she has won first prize in a contest - a trip around the world... and well almost before Pete can say "Crickets" Mrs. Hollister and her children find themselves in the beautiful land of Italy.
Here they have a wonderful time riding a gondola through the famous "streets of water" in Venice...climbing to the top of the leaning tower of Pisa...shopping in the funny little stores that have been built on a bridge in the city of Florence...and visiting the ancient city of Pompeii which had been buried in the ash of a volcano for over 2000 years ago!
183 page hard cover book in very good used condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust jacket has wear.