This is Petra

A wonderful and somewhat forgotten children's tale. From Kirkus Reviews: "A story that recalls Joan Webster's 'Daddy Long Legs' with a bit of Peter Pan as a special blend. An unwanted child in an orphanage finds escape in her own inner life, with her 'shadow' as guide and way of release. He gets her into some difficult situations, some amusing ones, some delightful ones and makes of a life a real adventure." Gift inscription on front endpaper. Mild soil and wear. Dust jacket has heavy soil, tears, and a few chips - now in a protective mylar covering. 5.5"x8" with 223 pages.


  • This is Petra
  • Alice Blackburn Dungan
  • J. B. Lippincott Company, 1937
  • First edition