The Grass Is Never Greener – Robert Thomas Allen

Robert Thomas Allen

Published by Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., New York, in 1956.

First Edition

In stock



The Hilarious Adventures of a Family in Search of the Perfect Place to Live. First Edition, stated. Dust jacket, unclipped. Yellow and green boards. Previous owner name in pencil at front free endpaper. Slight tear in dust jacket on spine.

A Canadian free-lance writer and his wife turned their backs on the Toronto winter in the 1940’s and headed south with their two young children in a second-hand Chevrolet. Their search for an ideal climate led them to Florida, Arizona, and California, back to Canada, and to California again before they reached the wry conclusion that the perfect place to live is a frame of mind. The author gives an amusing if not uproarious account of their major misadventures as travelers and temporary settlers, and of his own minor dilemmas as a harassed writer and parent. Based on articles originally published in MacLean’s and Canadian Home Journal.



Published by: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.

Location published: Indianapolis New York

Year published: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Illustrated by: Paul Galdone


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