First Published c.1947 by Burke

Illustrated by Joan Martin May

Modified version of chapter three of The Riddle of the Painted Box , one of the Michael and Mary series of books.

Published in Best Children's Stories of the Year III Burke c1947, with one illustration.

Joan Martin May illus. Click to enlarge (File size=30KB)
She's stolen my box !
Joan Martin May's illustration
from 'The Unwelcome Stranger'
courtesy of Steven Handy

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Last updated May 2003