First Edition stated. Ruth Chrisman Gannett dustjacket art and illustrations. Humorous narrative of a family traveling cross country in a Ford motorcar. "Where does the west begin? Where the hot-dog stands give way to the barbecue-sandwich signs? It may be that the West begins where the garage men greet you with a warmer smile, refuse to take a tip for cleaning your windshield and send you off with a winning invitation, 'Come and see us again soon'." Very Good, top page edge with few minor bumps, top spine tip faded, in Very Good dustjacket, modest edge wear, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, top rear panel with nickel sized chip.