Edition: First printing.
New York: The Seabury Press, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book for children set in St Louis in the 1960s where she grew up, this is the story of a boy who befriends a stray cat despite the landlord's rule of "no pets allowed," backed up by a threat to evict the family. Illustrated with a frontispiece and ten internal full-page pen and ink drawings by Mike Eagle. SIGNED by Brookins on the front endpaper with the words "with love" and dated in the year of publication. 135 pp. ISBN: 0-816431752.
Condition: Near fine in blue cloth with silver lettering in a very good dust jacket (wear to the dj at the ends of the spine).