New York: Vanguard Press, 1964. illustrated by W. T. Mars. First Edition, 2nd Printing. hardcover. 8vo., pp159., blue cloth with drawing in black stamped at bottom front corner and drawings throughout the text by W. T. Mars. White lettering on the spine. -- Small closed tear to the bottom of the dust jacket close to the spine. --. Fine / near fine. Item #10583
"In the RUMPTYDOOLERS, Ester Wier, author of THE LONER) -- listed as one of the hundred best books of the year by The New York times, and runner-up for the 1963 Newbery Award Medal -- has written a fast-paced, heart warming, honest story of a boy's growing up, told against an unusual and authentic background".-dj.