Ponies, ponies, ponies
Barbara Garland Polikoff
Riding the Wind
Henry Holt, New York, 1995, 131 pp
Puffin, (USA) 1967
The sequel to Life’s a Funny Proposition, Horatio, this story is told by Angie. She dreams of
owning an Arabian horse called Lila. The horse is injured by a newcomer to the town, and
Angie finds this desperately hard to forgive.
Barbara Garland Polikoff (1929 -
Barbara Polikoff couldn’t, she said, remember a time when she wasn’t writing something. She taught English, but found she couldn’t reconcile the time she needed to do it well with her writing, so left. She works as a volunteer in a Chicago elementary school, teaching writing. “At first, I taught because I loved it, but during the last decade an urgency has been added to that love and now I teach because I want to help inner city children gain the full and exciting use of language.”
Finding the book: the book is very easy to find in both hardback and paperback editions. It was not published in the UK.
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Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the photograph.