Children's Hardcover Book, The Hat, Toni Ungerer, First Edition, Italy, Fiction, Illustrated
A wonderful children's hardcover book called The Hat by Toni Ungerer. This is a first edition.
The Hat is set in Italy, where a hat blows off a rich man's head and lands on the head of Benito Badoglio, a penniless veteran. When it does a little dance for Benito, he realizes that the hat is magical. As the story progresses, Benito uses the hat to do good deeds, including saving a man who is about to be hit on the head by a falling flowerpot, recovering a special bird for a reward, capturing a band of thieves, saving a baby in a runaway carriage, rescuing a lady in a horse drawn carriage when her horse runs amuck. The end of the story finds Benito rewarded for his efforts and marrying the lady whom he rescued from the runaway horse. As Benito drives off with his new bride, his hat blows off his head and where it lands--heaven only knows!
11¼ inches in length
9 inches in width
Published by Parents' Magazine Press -- 1970 -- 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. It doesn't have a dust cover.
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