This is the story of three children who live outside London, but whose fortune becomes mixed up with the city. Betsey learns to be a maid; F’rick wants to play the violin, and Richard wants to ride at Astley’s Circus. He runs away to do it, and discovers how easy it is for life to change round in a flash.
Collins, London, 1961, illus Dick Hart
It was Jenny’s birthday, and although it started well, it ended badly when she found the family pony, Kitty, who pulled her father’s flower cart, was lame. This puts the family in a spot, but then Jenny gets a part in a pantomime, which has a part for Kitty too.
Home with a Horse
Aston, Oxford, 148pp.
Non fiction - this is the story of a journey Joan Selby Lowndes took with a friend in the 1950s.
Bibliography: pony books only
Collins, London, 1949, 256 pp, illus the author
An historical story set in Tudor times. Jane, Tom and Ned see Harry and his new horses. Harry rides in the brutal style recommended by masters such as Gervase Markham, but one of the new horses, a grey Arab, refuses to suffer this treatment. Can the children rescue the horse? And sort out a considerable adventure besides?