Describes in rhyme the scary prowl of the ooley bugs on Halloween night.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Publishers, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Endicott, James (illustrator). 1st Edition. The cover says that this story is by "Noodles", but the copyright information reveals the author to be Betty Jean Martin. That is just one of the fun oddities of this small hardcover.The titular Ooley Bugs are creatures that come out once a year. "They turn themselves inside out & let a gang of goblins out." They seem to manifest in many ways. The text is close to nonsensical. The art is bold & has a 70s psychedelic feel. (At first glance, I thought this was a Harlin Quist book - which is a compliment.) This copy is crisp & clean. There is no dust jacket - not sure if it was ever issued with one. POB binding does not show much wear except for creases near spine where covers open. It is not a library discard per se but does have one institutional rubber stamp mark on the inside front cover saying it was from a school district "circulating set". Interior pages clean & securely bound. Edition not specified in copyright information, but I feel pretty sure this is a first & I doubt that there were other printings. No indication of original price. Please see photos for details regarding condition & art. PRICE REDUCTION FEB 2016 FROM $14 TO $8!!. Bookseller Inventory # 000531
Book Description Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, New York, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good -. No Jacket. Endicott, James (illustrator). 6 3/8" Tall. Subtitle is "A story by Noodles with Goblins by James Endicott." SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR'S HUSBAND, BILL MARTIN JR. ON FFEP. Appears as if first endpaper is missing. Tight binding, corners bumped slightly, light rubbing to edges (mostly on the corners). All the usual library markings inside and out. Bright full-page color illustrations by James Endicott throughout. A fun little story about Halloween. Unpaginated. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 19938
Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, U. S. A., 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Endicott, James (illustrator). Usual library marks. Corners have light wear. Two pages have light crease, else interior is bright and clean. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 14949