Mayne, William. Illustrated by Norman Messenger.
Title HOB AND THE GOBLINS.
Publisher Dorling Kindersley, New York, 1994, 4th printing.
Seller ID 23302
140 pp, 9 7/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1564587134 "Hob works when he lives in a house. He tidies away abandoned things, like scraps of quarrels or pieces of spite. He banishes small troubles, makes ghosts happy, soothes tired curtain s, charms kettles into singing, and stops milk from sulking. Hob, the friendly house spirit, has found a new family to take care of, but the house they live in proves to hold more than just 'Floorshiver' and 'Plastercrack'. Hob is suddenly c o n f r o nted with dwarfs, witches, goblins, gremlins, and a dark secret that hides the path to a crock of gold. He must use all his tricks, cunning, and invisible powers if he is to see the adventure through to its hair-raising conclusion. Wi l li am M ay ne 's unique language c onjures up a magical world where children can create their own imaginative visions. Norman Messenger's spriteful Hobgoblin alphabet adds to the mystery and power of this spellbinding tale." Dust jacket is pri ce -cl ipp ed and ha s m inor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Fine/Near Fine