Children's Hardcover Book, Bernard and the Catnip Caper, Berniece Freschet, First Edition, Cat Story, Fiction, Illustrated


Children's Hardcover Book, Bernard and the Catnip Caper, Berniece Freschet, First Edition, Cat Story, Fiction, Illustrated

A wonderful children's hardcover book called Bernard and the Catnip Caper by Berniece Freschet. This is a first edition.

When the quietest, sleepiest, most timid cat in Boston is catnapped, a ransom note is sent to Bernard the mouse. This adventure takes the little Beacon Hill mouse to Boston Garden to rescue the catnapped Catnip, a docile kitty who never strays from home. Bernard's brothers and sisters as well as the household's tough cat Tiger II also go along, in answer to the note demanding a bag of clams as ransom. At the pond there's a run-in with the mean Alley Cats, where Bernard and company conduct themselves with requisite bravery. It turns out that Catnip, seeking adventure, has run off, then sent his own ransom note. At the end he's had enough and vows never to leave the house again, but Bernard has a more realistic reaction: ""A little adventure is good, it sharpens one's wits. But most important, it makes us realize how nice a little peace and quiet can be."

9¼ inches in length
7¾ inches in width
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons -- 1981 -- First Edition

This book is in very good condition. Binding is tight. The book's covers have some wear to the corners and spine. The pages are clean and unmarked with no rips or tears. The dust cover is in good condition with bending at the top and bottom and some sun fading on the spine.

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