Jinki by Elyne Mitchell
Dingo of the Snows
by Elyne Mitchell
Illustrated by Michael Cole
Hutchinson Publishing Group, 1970 [First Edition], illustrated double title page, line drawings in text, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions; dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)
"The dingo pup, lying wiht his sisters in the cave on Mt. Jagungal in the Snowy Mountains, sees first one pair of black feet and then another passing through snowgrass and rocks near the cavemouth. then one pair of smaller feet falters and stumbles. An Aborigine boy, tired and half asleep, rolls into the cave. The boy, Koonda, takes the pup in his arms, Jinki he calls him, and from that moment the pup's mind is imprinted with the picture of Koonda; from that moment Koonda becomes lord of his life."