Garfield his First thru Third Books 1980's by Jim Davis Vintage Cartoon Books

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Like every great lasagna, Garfield was born in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant on a winter's night in 1978, while outside snow fell like grated Parmesan cheese. He weighed five pounds, six ounces at birth--that's big for a kitten!--and right from the start showed a passion for Italian food.

The restaurant owner, forced to choose between Garfield and closing his doors for lack of pasta, sold Garfield to a pet store. Garfield thought he was a goner until Jon Arbuckle walked in the door. Garfield books one, two, and three chronicles the adventures of Garfield and John.  Included are a vintage Garfield bookmarker and newspaper cartoon clippings.

Garfield at Large First Edition March 1980

Garfield Gains Weight First  Ballantine Edition March 1981

Garfield Bigger than Life First Ballantine Edition November 1980


These soft covered cartoon books are in good shape for its age with no rips or tears. Please note the slight wear on the dust jacket as shown in photos.

 Book One is signed by the author in pen. Please note the stain from the newspapers clippings found with this book.

Please, use pictures as a guide. Have any questions or need more pictures, ask.

Garfield the book is an excellent addition to your Garfield collection or home library. 

 Book Dimensions:12x9x1

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