FIRST EDITION It Was a Pretty Good Year by Jane Flory, 1977
Synopsis: Cameos of Philadelphia's Reed Street, in 1910 "a mixed bag of nationalities" in the process of assimilation, are loosely focused on ten-year-old Barnett Freedman and his non-observantly Jewish family. Barney's familiar activities--scrounging change from the grating with a gum-tipped stick, evading the Italian kids on Catherine Street, hanging around the stable or Kolb's bakery--are interspersed with the usual mischief on Halloween and the Fourth of July, pale encounters with a pretty female classmate, and fights with neighborhood bully Smelly Huggins.
- 1977 copy of It Was a Pretty Good Year by Jane Flory
- first edition, as indicated by the serial number
- hardcover with dust jacket
- excellent condition