New York, London: Harper & Row, Publisher, 1960's reprint /1939 "B-N"; Harpercrest library pictorial cloth binding dark blue endpapers, (no map) coloured frontis with Dirk and Bello riding on the bier in a parade in celebration of Bello's brave r. Juvenile hardback.
When Dirk, the son of a poor seamstress, rescues a Great Dane from the sea, his urgent efforts to feed his dog end up involving the entire village. Set in tiny Wierum, in Friesland, the Netherlands, the childhood home of the author. Loving details of a traditional fishing village before the Wars, full of amazing characters, including the sea itself and a very affectionate and enthusiastic giant dog. The author's second book, which must include some family stories.
CONDITION: Very Good in Good jacket; ex-library, some marks, no external marks, straight, tight, clean; clean jacket has badly wrinkled front flap where it is pasted down and only partially remove, all else is clean and crisp, slightly musty. Item #22550