First edition of A Bird In Hand by Anne Molloy. A boy makes the most of his last summer in Maine before he leaves for school.
Written by Anne Molloy. Illustrated by Mary A. Reardon. 1945 first edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.
Add Enlists Celly
"Addison Look had the old ball ground to himself this bright Sunday afternoon in late June. The only sounds that came to his ears were the clank of cowbells from the hill pasture far below him and the cries of the gulls circling over his father's fish weir. And his own heavy breathing. It was a long, uphill climb and he had taken it fast."
"Add Look wanted two things that summer. First of all, he wanted the other boys at Look's Landing to help him organize a baseball team and fix up the ballground, so they could play ball. He was going to the Academy in the fall, and he wanted to play well enough to make the team. Second, Add wanted to catch and raise a baby fish hawk, much against his mother's and father's wishes.
"When Add and Celly, his sister, set off to the point to catch the hawk, a busy summer began. ..."
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Condition*: Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket: Small chips along the top edge; small closed tears taped from inside; pin hole on leading edge. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1948.
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