New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1938. First Edition. With a first issue jacket priced at $2.00 on the front flap. Nicely INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page, beginning with a nice illustrated floral doodle: "[flourish] Signed especially for Margaret Paradise by the author-artist Lois Lenski / October 1938." Margaret Paradise was a Connecticut schoolgirl in 1938, with the nickname "Peter" Paradise, that name neatly written on the front endpaper verso.
The Newberry Award-winning author's second historical novel, the story of a mistreated but resourceful servant girl bound to work in a Connecticut tavern after her father dies in the Revolutionary War.
Black and white illustrations throughout. Very Good in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Moderate lean, else boards and text are clean. Jacket is bright, with a few nicks at the extremities.