London: Hutchinson, 1966, 1st, "first Published"; grey boards with red mice marching; endpapers with little mouse inplaid cap peering out the door; line illustrations in text; full color jacket with Rufus the mouse standing before the frightening Joe. Juvenile hardback.
A lively story in which a little mouse, a chipmunk and a Siamese cat unite with Donna to bring down the evil Boss, Joe Fingers, Written when Bell was 13, and a lively story with appealing characters. Amusing drawings of shady criminal mice. Apparently this was the only book she wrote.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; Music School prize inscription, very light bumps to extrems, straight, clean, in clean, clipped jacket with light top edgewear and half inch tears, spine creases rubbed. Item #22478