Title: The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine Or the Hithering Thithering Djinn
Year of publication: 1971
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
City: New York
Number of Pages: 30
Cover: hard cover
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 70-162793
One morning in a recent year, a year not too long ago--the year 1887, to be precise--a young girl named Mathilda awoke, stretched, yawned, scratched and got out of bed.
"What shall I do this morning?" she asked herself. "I think I shall go hooping. This looks like good hooping weather."