FANTASTIC 1958 vintage children's hardcover book with dustjacket - The Runaway. Exciting tale of pirates, swashbuckling, adventure and courage. Many wonderful black & white illustrations-some full page by Jules Gottlieb.
Magnificent collector's dustjacket full color of boy riding horse. Written: Grace Neff Brett. Author of Hatsy Catsy, Cat Who Loved Hats & more. Publisher: Follett Publishing Co., Chicago, Copyright, 1958.
Plot: Yellow haired boy fled northward on a fine horse w/ tooled Spanish saddle, his little dog in a basket behind him. From the wild coast of North Carolina to the city of Wilmington, every village had word of the five hundred dollar reward offered for his capture.
John Bray had lived with the land pirates; he had been taken as a baby by the cruel Captain Bane. When he was thirteen he found a way to escape. John's adventure on the road and the interesting people he meets make a story that holds the attention of the reader through the exciting climax.
Hardcover with pictorial DJ on both sides, blue cloth boardsand blue illustration. Printed especially for readers-high quality Parent's Magazine bce-regular Publisher's edition price $2.95 printed.
Excellent vintage condition. Binding tight. Pages excellent-bright/crisp/clean-unread. Cover bright/clean-very light edgewear. DJ-bright/clean-some wear edges and spine end.