Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [1-8], 9-94,  pages
Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983.
A Near Fine first printing of the first edition with some sunning to the boards in a Near Fine dust-jacket with some light soiling, signed and inscribed by author Jim Dodge.
Story of three loners that come together to form an unlikely family. Granddaddy Jake Santee, who is convinced he will live forever, adopts Tiny when he is orphaned at the age of four. While trying to fix some fences Tiny discovers a small Mallard duckling. With a ferocious appetite, Fup grows to be twenty pounds and uses it to enforce her sense of order on the household ; Remainder.