Ohio: Stafford & Winsor, 1985. Jacci. Signed Copy. Large Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #2296069
Signed by author with doodle and inscription, "To Pat & Bill - Wishing you both a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! R.I.T. Student, Robert Allen Diehl, 12-10-87." Jacket edges very lightly rubbed.
74 pp. Illustrated by Jacci. "In his first published book, superbly illustrated, Robert Allen Diehl introduces us to a number of delightfully new characters. Follow along as they unlock the mystery of how Santa Claus travels on Christmas Eve. Learn all about the Weather Report that Mr. Climate prepares for Santa before his journey begins. Discover a Wizard and help untangle the mistake he makes as he plans to present Santa with a Christmas gift. Accompany Gusty and Windy as they help Mr. Climate by searching for the magical flute. Marvel at how Snowball Freddie creates a path for the children to follow in their search. Enjoy the antics of Phyllis the Pelican in her repeated attempts to fly without the trade winds. Laugh along with the playful and adorable Humlums as they accompany the children in their quest. Admire Mumbles the Mouse for his devotion to truth and honesty. Shout with joy as the Riddleman solves Windy's riddle and saves Christmas."