The new gleaming red postal rocket was all set for its flight round the world to deliver the mails.|
Tas and his friend, Bluey, take a chance and slip inside the rocket to have a look round.
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 red and white with a large Panther logo; 136 pages, 119 of story followed by the question section; frontispiece and 8 full page black and white illustrations by A Bruce Cornwell; no cover price.
1959: Second impression.
1962: Third impression:
Red boards with black blocking, Panther Library logo on front board; 125x185mm; 119pp; frontispiece and eight other b/w illustrations; publishing history stated; dustwrapper full colour front picture extends to include the spine; rear plain blue with white Nelson logo upper centre; cover price (my copy) 3/- net printed bottom right of the front flap; rear flap advertises Rocky and the Lions by R B Maddock.