1986 "First U.S.A. printing - September 1986" stated on copyright page; designed and illustrated by George Sharp; Delacorte Press publishers, New York; larger hardbound in crimsom fabric boards with Japanese lettering embossed on cover and gilt stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good except for a previous short piece of clear tape on back.
An Australian girl, Patricia, who was sick when she was a child and can't walk, meets Thrump-O-moto, a wizard-in-training from Japan. He takes her with him to his mother, Ka-chan. Patricia starts to use a walking stick instead of her crutches. They visit Grandfather Ten, who suggests that the way to cure Patricia permanently is for her to have Essence of Sunset Primroses, only available in England. Thrump-O-moto and Patricia there meet a leprechaun-like wizard who helps them, but they also battle Muldoona, Hag Queen of the Forest, and prevail. Patricia returns to Australia; because of the special timespan of the wizards' world, she's back by tea-time. Her father thinks she's been dreaming, until she gets up and walks.