Hardcover with shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean but yellowed due to age. Retired library with usual marks/attachments. Library binding. 320 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1973. ISBN: 0806430085. 1938 and 1939 were emotionally unsettled years for many families in the United States, just beginning to rise out of the worst depression in its history. They were especially troubling to a family like Elly's, for the Josephs had relatives in Nazi Germany.