Pocomoto and the Li'l Fella

By Rex Dixon (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1954 by Nelson
Illustrated by Jack Harman
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First edition dustwrapper
Jack Harman
Nelson 1954
Among some unknown hills Pocomoto comes upon a strange youth of gigantic size and strength, who has been living there alone since the death of his parents many years earlier. His friends are the wild animals that have their homes around him, and he has not spoken to a human being since his mother died. The only name he has for himself is one which has survived in his memory since babyhood: 'Li'l Fella'.

He and Poco become great friends and begin to make their way back to Poco's home. They break their journey, however, at a ranch where Li'l Fella's prodigious feats of strenrth arouse the greed of the foreman, who plans to exploit him . . . .

First Edition:
Nelson 1954:
Hardback with dustwrapper; 130x185mm; red cloth with black blocking including logo front board and spine; 198pp; colour frontispiece and 6 black and white illustrations; full colour dustwrapper picure, signed by Harman wraps to include the spine; front flap has the story description (reproduced in part above); cover price 5/- net.
Mike's copy has been repriced with an adhesive label of 6/- net over the original price, before sale.

Other editions:

Foreign editions:

J H Gottmer, Holland, 1960:
Hardback edition; as de man uit de wildernis; 152 pages.

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