Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: Second Printing
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1973.
A Fine Second Printing in a like dust-jacket that is mildly soiled.
In Uncle Herschel, Dr. Padilsky, and the Evil Eye, Young tells the story of a trio of unlikely friends—Uncle Herschel, a dashing scientist; Dr. Padilsky, a toothless old man; and the Evil Eye, a mysterious object with a dark history. The three men live together in a ramshackle house on the outskirts of town, and their only connection is the Evil Eye. Strange things happen in the house, and no one knows why. One day, Uncle Herschel disappears and Dr. Padilsky is diagnosed with a terminal illness. With his last breath, he begs the Evil Eye to find his friend. And so the mystery begins. Young weaves a delightful tale of wacky adventures as the Evil Eye leads the three men on a quest to find Uncle Herschel and uncover the secrets of the house. Along the way, they meet a host of colorful characters, some of whom are very familiar—like the j; 8vo; 264 pages.