1965 1st year edition; "Formerly published as The Fifteenth Pelican"; Book Club Edition; illustrations by Arthur King, O.M.I; Doubleday & Company publishers, New York; smaller hardbound in grey boards with siloutte of nun on front board; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good; a beautiful excellent condition book.
The daughters of charity at the convent santanco were shocked. a nun doesn't fly! But Siter Bertrille upset more rules than the rules of gravity, and soon the convent, the mother superior and the town of san juan were shaken by her antics. Basis for the Hit television series, this wonderful story of a flying nun is modern classic of humor chosen by Best-in Books and a selection of the Catholic Digest and Catholic Family Books.
From dust jacket -
There was once a nun who got herself into a very embarrassing predicament with the U.S. Army and the CIA. They thought she was a Communist spy - simply because she could fly.
Take a tiny American nun named Sister Bertrille who wears a gigantic wing-shaped hat. Then send her to Puerto Rico, where the winds come rushing down from the mountains at an amazing velocity. Use just a litte imagination, throw in a grain of Attic salt - and you have a nun who can fly. Moreover, you have a very embarrassed flying nun who can't seem to convince either her convent that she is not a genuine levitating saint or the CIA that she was not parachuted by the Communist into a supersecret U.S. milityr installation.