London: Viking, 1993. [Children's classic]. FIRST VIKING EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.64. Publisher's purple cloth, gilt titles to spine, in pictorial dust-jacket. Top and tail of spine slightly rolled, bottom corners slightly bumped, some creasing to the top and bottom edges of the dust-jacket. Very good. The story of a girl who hates hunting and is ridiculed for her compassion by a neighbouring family. Unbeknownst to them, the unnamed heroine possesses the magic finger, which allows her to transform people into other things when she is furious - and the Gregg family duly are turned into a chimerical mixture of human and duck, forced to endure the horrors of being stalked. Item #49429
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