Chicago: Albert Whitman & Company, 1944/1944; red boards with large paste on plate of Yank, soldier, and two Moroccan men, endpapers of Yank chasing a rabbit through a palm grove; 7,25x9.25"; 32 pp. Picture book hardback.
The story of how Yank sails North Africa on a troop ship, how he grows up and is trained, with dog paintings by Thorne on each spread. The story makes several references to Aiki or Atlas Mountain dogs (not named) guarding sheep, and includes one painting of a large white Atlas Mountain dogs running along with Yank.
CONDITION: Good; no names, faint coffee ring on paste on plate and large indentations from using as a clipboard; extrems lightly bumped, erased owner name and one inch tear on flyleaf, light intermittent margin soil. Item #21212