This story tells how Pocomoto and Seb, the 'old timer' set
off to find treasure in a remote canyon, and how they do find it, after
trials and terrors inseparable from that savage countryside: storms,
perilous precipices, cougars . . .|
A disastrous fall of rock prevents very much of it from being salvaged, but as Seb has nearly lost his life in that same calamity, the remainder is abandoned thankfully enough.
The book is the outcome of a long and loud demand for Seb to reappear
in the Pocomoto Series, and the author has met the demand generously -
Poco and Seb have almost the whole scene to themselves. Not quite, however:
it introduces also Horace the burro, in whom will be found the most lovable
character, after Poco and Seb, to appear in the series as yet.
Hardback with dustwrapper; red cloth with black blocking including logo on front board; 136x194mm; 197 pages; full colour dustwrapper and frontispiece, remaining illustrations in black and white; publisher's 'blurb' from front dustwrapper flap reproduced above; published at 5/- net.
Nelson Junior 1960:
Paperback edition; 125x180mm; 8 prelims and 197 numbered pages; no frontispiece, 6 b/w illustrations by Jack Harman; cover price 2/6.
[For image of this edition, thanks to Jim Mackenzie]
Pocomoto and Seb, the 'old timer' set off to find treasure in a remote canyon;
and find it they do, after trials and terrors inseparable from that savage
countryside: storms, perilous precipicies, cougars . . .
Nelson, Paris 1956:
As Pocomoto et le Tresor du Canyon; hardback with colour d/w; translation by Anne-Marie Canu; illustrated by Jack Harman; 201pp.
De Sleutel, Holland 1956:
Hardback edition; as De Schat in het Ravijn.
J H Gottmer, Holland 1959:
As De Schat in het Ravijn;
hardback with dustwrapper.
Cream cloth with brown blocking and Pocomoto rider logo;
overall size: 145x209 mm; 150 pages; frontispiece and four
black and white text illustrations, as well as the full colour
dustwrapper by Wim Knotter.
Damm, Norway 1967:
Published as Pocomoto og skatten i hulen.