King-Smith, Dick The Toby Man
New York Crown Publishers 1991 0517581345 / 9780517581346 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good+ dust jacket
Illustrated by Hemmant, Lynette
Ex-library with minimal stamps, front free endpaper removed. Very nice DJ in protective wraps taped to boards. A bright, attractive copy.
"Tod Golightly comes from a long line of robbers, and he's determined to make his fortune holding up travelers on the 'toby' - robbers' slang for 'road.' Unfortunately, few wayfarers are frightened by a small boy with a wooden sword and too-big boots. Then Tod is joined by a most unlikely robber band: Martha, a slow-moving but quick-thinking donkey; Digby, a gargantuan dog; Loudmouth the magpie; and Evil, a foul-smelling ferret. The five become firm friends and quite successful thieves - until the stagecoach company sets a terrible trap. Will young Tod meet a criminal's end? Or will his friends find help in time? A swashbuckling story set in 18th century England, The Toby Man is for anyone with a taste for adventure, and a heart for hope. Old and new fans of award-winning author Dick King-Smith will find him here at his warm, witty best." Charming pen and ink illustrations by Lynette Hemmant.
Age Level: Grades 3-7; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall