ENCOUNTER NEAR VENUS.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young adult fantasy novel by this prolific author, probably best known for "The Mouse That Roared" (basis of the film of the same name) and his series of novels about the Treegate family, but he is very hard to pigeonhole. This story is about four siblings - two brothers and two sisters - who are sent, despite their objections, to spend the summer vacation with their uncle in Coopertown, Colorado. They expect to be bored - but it turns out that their eccentric uncle can travel through space on a flying saucer he devised, and even communicate with strange blinking lights. The book might be fantasy but the account of their reply when they returned home and they were asked what happened - "nothing" - is rooted in reality. llustrated by Alice Wadowski-Bak. 214 pp.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (gift inscription, minor wear to the dj, toning to the spine of the dj, but a straight and tight copy, original price of 3.50 still present.)