1944. Item #87243
[JUVENILE] BOO-BOO THE BARRAGE BALLOON. England: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., Fine Art Publishers to Their Majesties, The King and Queen, and to Her Majesty Queen Mary, copyright . An illustrated war-time picture book for English children that tells the story of heroic Boo-Boo, a pachyderm inspired barrage balloon, and his family as they go about their lives while protecting the skies over England. Oblong quarto, 8.5 by 11 in., color-illustrated (stiff) wrappers, staple bound.  pp. including covers. (The story concludes on the inside of the rear cover.) Color illustrated throughout except for the inside covers, which are printed in black and white. Page 11 has a small bit of handwriting in fore-edge margin, else clean within. Covers show general light soiling and slight edgewear. A very good copy of a scarce title.