Father and son go camping across the country looking for a specific flower family, the cinquefoils, which they hope to photograph, sketch, and collect.
|Statement||by Elinor M. Johnson. Drawings by Arvis L. Stewart.|
|Contributions||Stewart, Arvis L., illus.|
|LC Classifications||PZ7.J6317516 Pl|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||107|
|LC Control Number||79080504|
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