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Margaret A Windsor

Pretty Saro

Atheneum, New York, 1986, 200 pp.


“Sarah Jean seems to get along better with horses than with other kids, until the realization that she
is deaf brings her a hearing aid and friends. She is determined to show Moonlight Rhythm in the
state grand championship for five-gaited ponies. “

Margaret A Windsor has, as far as I know, written just the one horse book. The heroine has a hearing problem, but life is transformed once she has a hearing test. The title, Pretty Saro, is taken from a folk song collected in North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in 1930 by Dorothy Scarborough.


Finding the book: easy to find in the USA, and not at all expensive. It wasn’t published in the UK.


Links and sources

A rather luke warm review of the book

Something about the folk song Pretty Saro

Bibliography - horse books only