The iconic story of a boy and his friendship with a pelican named Mr Percival…
Set in South Australia’s Coorong region, this book is now delighting a third generation of readers. Copies, in their various formats, can be found frequently and most household bookshelves can lay claim to one. Yet this is a particularly special one that is far more scarce.
Published by Rigby in 1976 to coincide with the release of the film of the same name, this is the (uncommon) hardcover version – the paperback was printed and reprinted in large numbers – and is in excellent condition. The pictorial boards show a still from the movie, as does the title page.
The author, Colin Thiele, died in 2006 so it is especially desirable that this copy has his warm greeting and signature on the front free endpaper. A rare treat for collectors of Australian children’s literature.