Octavo (20 cm), pp. 191. Association copy: Signed and inscribed by author on free front endpaper to Western children's writer Jo Sykes: "Dear Joe- This one was sure fun. Hope you like it as much as I liked 'that' mare. Marian T. Place 'alias' Dale White." Green cloth boards, pictorial jacket. Illustrations by Charles Geer. Boards have the slightest wear at tail of spine. Ms. Place wrote more than 40 books in her lifetime. "I began writing [about such subjects as] hunting, fishing, Forest Service and other state and federal fish & wildlife, grazing, [and] water projects, to mention only a few. I studied my markets before submitting and observed [that] the kind of ... subjects I was interested in were done by men. So, I chose to use the pen name of Dale [my uncle] and White [a portion of my middle name, Whitinger]. For about 10 years or more I was known as Mr. White. The other pseudonym, R. D. Whitinger, was used briefly only for westerns - i.e. bang-bangs, pulps" (Marian T. Place Papers, Arizona Archives Online). Dust jacket present. First Edition.