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Snow Cloud Stallion
Bodley Head, London, 1953, illus Imré Hofbauer
Puffin (Penguin) 1960 - many pb reprints, cover design Barry Driscoll

Longmans, 1967, illus Victor Ambrus


“Ken, working on his uncle’s farm in Vermont, first sees Snow Cloud at sundown . It was no

ghost, but a horse which had been badly treated and now ran wild on the mountain. Slowly
Ken begins to tame him, gradually coaxing him back from his unbroken wildness. Once known
as a dangerous animal, Snow Cloud becomes a hero when he helps to bring home a sick man,
found lying unconscious in the snow.

Other children’s books


Grey Lance
Bodley Head, London, 1952


City Dog
Bodley Head, London, 1954



Bibliography - pony books only

Twenty Dollar Horse

Julian Messner, New York, 1955
E M Hale & Company, 1967

Kirkus review


Jack and Teddy buy a carnival horse, but they can’t let Jack’s father know, so they hide the
horse in the woods. Then the horse, Apache, gets away, and after he runs riot in the garden,
Jack’s parents know all about the horse. Despite the fact Teddy and Jack can do marvellous
things with the horse, the town they live in can’t ignore the fact that Jack and Teddy are
different colours.