The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson 1st / 1st 2011
London: Alison Green Books, (2011). First edition. This is a near fine copy. The Axel Scheffler dust wrapper has not been price clipped. The bottom left corner is slightly rubbed. The boards are tightly bound at the spine and are free from chips and marks. The text blocks are bright and white and without foxing. Overall, this is a near fine copy. Inspired by Alfred Noyes's ‘The Highwayman’, Donaldson tells the tale of a swashbuckling rat with mask and cape who stops hapless travellers and takes their food at sword point. Adapted by the BBC.