Scarce illustrated Golden Age girl's adventure story.
"Were you alive last night, Arabella?" asked Alys.
Second and possibly last in Macdonald's Alys series, a little-remembered chapter book of episodic adventures following ALYS-ALL-ALONE (1911) and foregrounding the imaginative adventures of a young girl: with her dolls and pets, invested with anthropomorphic and magical qualities; and with her family and friends, who benefit morally by her innocent good influence. A charming work, a contemporary of both POLLYANNA and the later Oz books, with a free whimsy always lightly tethered to the real world of US American childhood. Not an overt Carroll homage, despite the allusive title. OCLC locates just five holdings.
Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1913. 7.5'' x 5.5''. Original tan pictorial cloth. Illustrated with six black and white plates, including frontispiece, by Diantha Horne Marlowe. Publisher's ads at rear. 334,  pages. Moderate soil to boards. Occasional touches of soil throughout. Front hinge starting.
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