New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1953.
First edition, first printing. Signed by the author and warmly inscribed to former owner, on the half-title page; additionally signed by Miguel Chavez and each of his family members, who are the subject of this book. Bound in publisher's tan cloth with spine lettered in black. Near Fine with wear at corners and spine ends, former owner bookplate to front free endpaper. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear. The story of Miguel, a 12-year old Hispanic-American shepherd in New Mexico. Winner of the Newbery Medal. Item #140939882