Ponies, ponies, ponies
Frieda K Brown (F K Brown)
Crowell, New York, 1953, 202 pp,
illus Peter Spier
Thomas Y Crowell, 1970, pb
Linnet Books, Hamden, Conn, 1988, 292 pp,
Illus Peter Spier, 202 pp
Kathy dreams of owning a horse, and when she hears of
one that can be bought very cheaply, she buys the thin old
black horse and develops him into a healthy jumper.
Many thanks to Christina Wilsdon, who wrote this piece.
This lovely book about a 12-
The cover and scattered interior pages feature black-
An Internet, New York Times archives, and general-
However, the Linnet reprint of her book has a lovely story about her on the back flap: “Last Hurdle rings true because it is based on truth. Author Frieda K. Brown, like Kathy Nelson in this story, startled her family by bringing home a thirty-
That info dates back to 1988, and no amount of searching turned up any easily accessible information beyond that about her whereabouts today. (There are, intriguingly, a few books out there about topics such as allergies, and coal miners of West Virginia, that are by one Claude Frazier Albee and Frieda K. Brown, but this is thus far a dead end.)
The most interesting tidbit I found online indicates in various library records that F.K. Brown (born in 1921) is also F.K. Franklin, author of assorted titles for adult readers such as Combat Nurse (a World War II era story, based on real life experiences) and None But the Brave (set in mid-
Finding the book: reasonably easy to find, particularly in its later printings. First editions in very good condition can be expensive.
Sources and Links:
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibilography, Scarecrow Press, 1987