New York: Universal Publishing Co., 1939. First edition, 1939, with personlized inscriptions written and signed by each author on the front free endpaper. The children of the village meet a new charismatic young boy and some strange and exciting animals, journey through the desert and arrive in "the land of blue birds and orange blossoms". Bright yellow pictorial cloth printed in red and silver gilt, 102 pages, illustrated dustjacket. The book is in good to very good condition with some age-speckling and light blue staiing to the covers from the dustjacket, good hinges, sound text block, faint transparent stain (about a half inch high and one and a half inches wide) at the far bottom margins of most of the pages, pages otherwise clean with no other names or markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is priceclipped and has some uneven agetoning, some transparent stains to the spine and lower rear panel, upper corner of the front panel, two very small edge chips, little paper loss. Inscribed By Both Authors. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.