This is a hard-to-find book, The Mouldy, by Nicola Bayley with Illustrations by William Mayne, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
This is a First American edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Book measures approximately 10" by 7-3/4" and book is in very good condition. The dust jacket though shows wear and tape repair to top of spine else very good. Book is unpaginated but has 32 pages.
Nicola Bayley's rich and dazzling illustrations will lead you deep into the great Garden of the World, a fantasy land where beauty and peace as smooth as honey envelop the kingdom. Into this fresh and crystalline world of enchantment comes the evil Mouldy-a fearful underground creature who threatens to destroy the great Garden and leave it lost and wild.
Brave Talitha, the king's daughter, sets out to defeat the terrible Mouldy as this lyrical story transforms into a breathtaking adventure of mythic dimension.