Mattson, Olle MICKEL AND THE LOST SHIP
New York, New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., (1960). First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated from the Swedish by Anna Spurge and Elizabeth Sprigge. Hardcover. Very very nearly fine, in green cloth with black titling to spine and front cover; in a wraparound, illustrated dust jacket with just a hint of edgewear. Illustrations by R.M. Sax.
The first of the Swedish writer's books to be published in the U.S., and winner of the Swedish equivalent of the Newbery Medal, the Nils Holgerson Award. At the turn of the century, a boy refuses to believe his sailor father has been lost at sea.