THE NIGHT RIDE by Aingelda Ardizzone


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Old and forgotten, Dandy and Tiny Teddy are two floppy stuffed bears and Kate a faceless doll. After being thrown into a dustbin ""one day just before Christmas,"" the three find an old toy engine and climb on for a ride which takes them through sleepy towns and past moonlit fields straight to a small house at a railroad crossing where the gate keeper's golden-haired little girl takes them in and tidies them up-her favorite Christmas gifts. It's ordinarily impossible to get away with such blatantly old fashioned simplicity, but Edward Ardizzone makes it all seem as genuine as his antique engine.

Pub Date: Aug. 27th, 1975
Publisher: Windmill-dist. by Dutton