Three fierce robbers with big black capes and tall black hats are prowling the countryside in the dead of night. They carry a blunderbuss, a pepper-blower, and a huge red axe, terrorizing and stealing from everyone. The robbers store their loot high on a mountain in secret cave. They have trunks full of gold, jewels, money. watches, wedding rings, and precious stones. One dark night, the three robbers stop a carriage carrying a little girl whose parents have died. Unhappily on her way to live with a wicked aunt, Tiffany is thrilled to see the robbers, but when they take her to their hideout, she isn't the least bit impressed by their great wealth — much to their chagrin! First published in 1962, the droll text and big, dark illustrations make The Three Robbers fun to read, and what little Tiffany does to change the robbers' thieving ways will delight young readers.