Edition: 2nd printing (same year as the first)
New York: Atheneum, 1983. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Young-adult fantasy novel, the award-winning first book in the Clan Ground series, set 25 million years ago when Earth was undergoing profound change. It centers on a band of intelligent wild cats - the Named - who have learned to herd animals and live by laws, but whose existence is threatened by a more predatory group, the Un-Named. The author has succeeded in both having the cats speak with almost human voices, and still retain the characteristics of their nature. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author "To... best wishes and good hunting" with a small drawing of a cat and dated in 1985. Cover art by Michele Chessare. 259 pp. ISBN: 0689502621.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.