The Phantom Deer 1954 by Joseph Wharton Lippincott

Book # 1yVWBYUPH7YU 170
Fist edition of "The Phantom Deer" by Joseph Wharton Lippincott, copyright 1954.

Illustrated by Paul Bransom.

This book is in good shape. All pages are in tact. Some ex library stamps and some fingerprint smudges within the pages, minor wear and staining on the covers and one indentation on the back cover.

This is the story of a man, a boy and a Key deer - one of those miniature deer now fast disappearing from the Florida Keys.
Hickey had lived alone always, except for the wild creatures that seemed a part of Big Pine Key. When he learned that his young nephew was coming to visit, he was uneasy and worried. There were too many people coming to the Keys as it was. They were spoiling island after island - hunting, fishing, hacking down trees. Jack, the boy, was equally apprehensive about the visit until he discovered and made friends with the Key fawn that Hickey was raising by hand.
This friendship and the struggle of the fawn and the other Key deer to live in spite of encroaching civilization make an engrossing story, filled with exciting persist and stirring pictures of animal courage in a beautiful tropical setting.
The author is a naturalist who has long studied these miniature animals that for generations have lived on the Keys and could never swim to the mainland. He has seen their existence in peril, and set down an account of their ways that is not only accurate and valuable but also human and enduring. Young readers will remember always the game little buck and his companions and their battle for the right to live.
Published 1954
Author Joseph Wharton Lippincott
Illustrated yes
illustrator Paul Bransom
Cover type hard
Language English
Pages 192
width height depth
5.5 8 in
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