Winner of the Carnegie Medal
In the English village of Midmeddlecum, Major Palfrey asks his two daughters to behave themselves while he is off at war. Sighs Dinah, "I think that we are quite likely to be bad, however hard we try not to be," and her sister Dorinda adds helpfully, "Very often, when we think we are behaving well, some grown-up person says we are really quite bad. It's difficult to tell which is which." Sure enough, the mischievous sisters soon convince a judge that minds must be changed as often as socks, stage an escape from the local zoo (thanks to a witch's potion which turns them into kangaroos), and—in the company of a golden puma and silver falcon—set off to rescue their father from the tyrant of Bombardy. A tale of hilarity and great adventure, The Wind on the Moon is also a work of high seriousness; after all, "life without freedom," as the valiant puma makes clear, "is a poor, poor thing."
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Book Description Puffin Books 14/10/1972, 1972. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780140305432
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1972. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1972 Puffin Paperback 1st Edition 1st Impression. Very good+ clean tight binding with wonderful cover design & illustrations by Nicolas Bentley. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1473609130734
Book Description Macmillan, Great Britain, 1972. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Later Edition. Softcover, 12mo, 302 pages, good condition reading copy has wear to boards, previous owners name to front endpaper, yellowing to end pages and page edges, paper stuck to inside rear cover. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Children; Fiction. ISBN: 0140305432. ISBN/EAN: 9780140305432. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: X28444. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. Bookseller Inventory # X28444