Stella Sammon was born in New South Wales. She’s written several children’s books: The Lucky Stone, for Puffin in the UK, and two titles for the Australian Magpie series: Nifty the Sugar Glider (1981), and one horsey title: Call Him Muddy (1980).
Finding the book: easy to find in both hardback and paperback.
"Robert could not have a pet because his father was an itinerant fencer, and their home was a caravan. When his father let him keep the brumby he found, Robert learned that some pets can cause all sorts of trouble."