Pete and the Prairie People

By Rex Dixon (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1954 by Nelson
Illustrated by Jack Harman
dustwrapper. Click to enlarge
dustwrapper by
Jack Harman
for the Nelson edition
Pete Cimarron, the wild boy, makes friends with some of the Prairie People who have settled near the Wild Grass Country.
When he is accused of stealing cattle, he makes up his mind to find the rustlers. He and his new friends do some smart tracking which leads them to a hidden valley and into a very tight spot.

Published as part of the 'Panther Library' series of books - with the panther logo on the front board and on the front flap of the dustwrapper above the price of the book.

First edition:
'Shop edition':
Nelson 1954:
Published at 2/6: red boards, black lettering spine and front board, Panther Library logo on front board; 125x185mm; 122 numbered pages; b/w frontis and 8 illus; full colour dustwrapper with picture wrapping onto the spine; rear blue with Nelson logo upper centre in white.

Schools edition:
Nelson 1954:
Probably at the same time as the hardback, if not before, this book appeared in a 'schools' edition, soft-bound in a canvas-like fabric with a section of questions for the reader following the story.
The cover is in brown and white with a large Panther logo; 138 pages, 122 of story followed by the question section; frontispiece and 8 full page black and white illustrations by Jack harman; back cover lists 3 in the Panther Library, the two Joey books and Pete of the Wild Grass Country; the number 13 is printed on the front cover; there is no cover price.

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Last updated 12th October 2011