by Cary Fagan
illustrated by Regolo Ricci
Gogol, a young scrivener, toils as an alphabet copier, happily writing letters from A to Z. As the winter grows colder, Gogol's tattered overcoat no longer keeps him warm. Finally, he spends all his money on a new coat. The coat is much admired, but Gogol's joy is short-lived. His coat is stolen. With help from a dog named Rose, the story comes to a satisfying end.