New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941. Will James (author). Later Printing. Hardcover. Octavo 8 1/4 in. x 6 in. Orange boards with black lettering and graphic of two kids, one holding a rope, the other a harness. A super bright copy of a later printing, with corners lightly bumped and nudged. Slight discoloration to endpapers. Edgewear and chipping in several places, to dustjacket, with a 1.5 in. x 1.25 in chip to top of front panel, but not obscuring any text. Original price of $2.00 to top of front dustjacket flap. (Yes, price stayed the same from the time this book was first published in 1932, to this reprint 9 years later!) Illustrated by the author. Nice, clean square, tight copy. Very Good Plus in Good only dustjacket. Item #86931
"...James was born Joseph Ernest Nephtali Dufault in 1892 in the Québec parish of Saint-Nazaire-d'Acton in Canada. He left home in 1907 to fulfill his dream of becoming a cowboy. By 1910 he had crossed the Canadian-U.S. border into Montana and changed his name to Will James..." James was "an artist and author of books about the American west and, in particular, horses, Will James wrote the 1926 book "Smoky the Cowhorse", which was awarded the John Newbery Medal in 1927. The book has inspired many a writer, and many a person about coming back from neglect and cruel treatment. (Buffalo Bill Center of The West, and Wikipedia).