Faulkner, Nancy Mystery of the Limping Stranger
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
Illustrated by Komoda, Kiyoaki [cover]
Very slight edgewear along bottom, bookplate on pastedown. DJ spine is sunned, with some small tears and chips at spine ends. Text is bright and clean.
"Marny first befriended Cephas Hoffman because she was bored; he was certainly a diverting curiosity, what with his old-fashioned clothes, his uncut hair, and his absolutely outrageous-sounding father. But to Marny's delighted surprise he was more than a curiosity; she found she liked him very much. With a new and interested friend on hand, the rest of the summer would not be nearly so lonely - nor so boring. It was so nice to have a companion her own age, Marny even went along with Cephas' search for a stranger - probably a limping stranger - who had broken into the Hoffman's house. Marny didn't much believe in Cephas' stranger, but a little mystery would help to fill the summer days. And never once did it occur to her that it might be a big mystery. . . and a dangerous one."
Age Level: Grades 4-9; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall