"Number 9 The Little Fire Engine" by Wallace Wadsworth. The book is full of beautiful color and black and white pictures by Clarence Biers. Published by Rand McNally & Company, copyright 1942, printed in the U.S.A.
Everybody thought Number 9 and Old Jeff were too old to help fight the big fires. But Number 9 knew better. " Some day," he told Old Jeff, " the young firemen will need us-and we'll be ready!"
One day a terrible fire broke out, and at last the alarm rang for Number 9! How the gallant little fire engine and brave Old Jeff proved themselves real heroes, in spite of falling walls and freezing ice, makes a thrilling story for young readers.
With Clarence Bier's wonderful pictures adding to its appeal, Number 9 is just the sort of pleasantly exciting story to delight small boys and girls.
This is a hard cover child's book with dust jacket. The book is in very good condition with no rips or tears. There is a gift inscription on the half title page. (Merry Christmas to Ted Knox from Little Casper). The Pages are browning because of age. The dust jacket does have a lot of wear and tears, but has done a great job of protecting the book over many years.