As Smitty says, it is quite a compliment to be asked to be a referee, especially in
something as important as preparations for the Soap Box Derby. But Joey soon finds
that when it means keeping the peace between the Cherry Pips and the Marple Marvels
it is a tricky job he has on hand.|
So he is not sorry when things take an unexpected turn and he finds himself playing a much
more active part in the great race.
Dustwrapper full colour front and spine - plain blue back with white Nelson logo upper centre; cp 2/6 net in red on
bottom right of front flap
* My copy as above -
* Mike's dated reprint 1961: dustwrapper priced at 5/- net.
I seem to remember it appearing as a serial back in the late 1950s - in a Scout magazine or similar. But I might be imagining that.
The Children's Film Foundation did a film: Soap Box Derby - written by Robert Martin
- It was not a film from the book but there are obvious similarities which link them.