Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1960.
First edition, first printing with dated title page. Signed by Scott O'Dell on the front free endpaper and warmly inscribed to former owners, "To Irene and Bill, from the old days, from country of the sun, with appreciation for all your help. With love, Scott." Bound in publisher's beige cloth stamped in brown and turquoise. Fine, in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light toning, light soiling and light edge wear. A lovely copy of this Newbery Award-winning novel, which was inspired by the true story of Juana Maria, a Native American woman who was left to live alone on San Nicolas Island during the 19th century. Item #140939881