MANKA, THE SKY GIPSY: THE STORY OF A WILD GOOSE. By

MANKA, THE SKY GIPSY: THE STORY OF A WILD GOOSE. By "BB". Written and illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford ("B.B".).

MANKA, THE SKY GIPSY: THE STORY OF A WILD GOOSE. Written and illustrated  by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford ('B.B.'). With a foreword by Peter Scott.

MANKA, THE SKY GIPSY: THE STORY OF A WILD GOOSE. Written and illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford ('B.B.'). With a foreword by Peter Scott.

SKY GIPSY: THE STORY OF A WILD GOOSE. By "B.B". Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.

(1939) 1942 Country Library edition. 8vo (140 x 221mm). Ppxvi,258. B/w illustrations by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. Green cloth, spine titled in black.

This is a slightly retitled edition of Manka The Sky Gipsy, issued in "The Country Library" series in 1942. "From the silent mysterious Arctic the wild geese come every winter to those well-loved lands which the writer knows so intimately and describes so well. One of them stands out in the great arrowhead, leading his fellows. It is Manka, the white goose, whose story is told in this book. Like every other wild creature, Manka's life is a perpetual struggle, against nature and against man. The hostility of man is crystallized in the efforts of Foxy, the cunning old marshland poacher, to entrap Manka, whose freedom is a challenge to his skill". "I personally was absorbed from start to finish and put the book down with a feeling of satisfaction that I rarely feel when I have read an animal story... the best book of its type I have read or am likely to read". (Brian Vesey Fitzgerald).
£18.00
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Book Code
47053
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Author Watkins-Pitchford (Denys J.). "BB". (1905-1990).
Book Code 47053
ISBN B001FSN7WY
Book Description Slightly browned but good-plus. Lacks dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1942
Publisher Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Place London