Frederick F Warne, London and New York, 1972, illus W T Mars, 31 pp.
Helen wants a horse more than anything, so on the morning of her eleventh birthday, she hopes she will get her dream. She is allowed to ride her father’s cow horse, Modoc, but that isn’t quite the same.
Freda B Tremble has written just the one book that I know of. Modoc is aimed at younger readers, and is based to a certain extent on her own experience. Her heroine in the book, Helen, lives on a ranch which her father had homesteaded. When Freda was three, her parents homesteaded land for a ranch of their own. The ranch was a success; so much so that she was able to go to the University of California. Her love of horses stayed with her: she travelled widely with her husband, an engineer, and worked as a columnist and radio broadcaster, but wherever they went, she would ride: “whatever was available and suitable.”
Finding the book: easy to find.
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Dustjacket of Modoc
Thanks to Ken Davies for the picture of the dustjacket