New York: Dodd, Mead, 1960. Single volume, measuring 10 x 8 inches: 32. Original red cloth boards lettered in black, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color and black and white illustrations throughout text. Short scratch to center of spine, with small closed tear to jacket spine.
First edition of John Beecroft’s second collaboration with illustrator Kurt Wiese, the true story of a stray kitten, Mr. Persephone, rescued by the Beecrofts. “He liked his new home, but he knew he had to make friends with the fancy cats who had been born in the house. He wanted to be friends but they didn’t want Another Cat -- and what was he to do?” The vivid color lithographs are the work of Newbery Award winner Kurt Wiese, best known for his work on Bambi, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, The Story About Ping, and The Five Chinese Brothers. A bright, near-fine copy.