Chicago: Wilcox & Follett Co., (1943). Illustrations by Lucia Patton. First Edition. 32 pp.small 4to Brown cloth binding with color cover plate. Pictorial endpapers. Previous owner's name and address and date Xmas '43 on verso or free front endpaper. One small smudge on title page otherwise very good condition. Item #231
As suggested by Lieutenant Dwight W. Follett, U.S.N. "Nancy and Ariel, of River Forest, are very proud of the letters they receive from their daddy who is in the Pacific war zone. They want to share them with other children their own age. When I read these letters for the first time, I saw in them several war stories for young children. Here is the first one. The dog is real. All the people are not, but they might be - and that is the way stories are made. Margaret Friskey." This is the story of many adventures of little Scuttlebutt on a ship in the Pacific during World War II and how he saved the ship on its way to Guadalcanal, from being torpedoed by a submarine.