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Maureen Daly (1921 – 2006) was born in Ireland, but moved to Wisconsin. She was one of four sisters, all known for their writing. One of them, I think, was Kathleen N Daly, also featured on this website. Maureen’s book Seventeenth Summer was a phenomenal success, and is considered by some as the first Young Adult novel. One of her books, The Ginger Horse, is a horse story.


Finding the book: reasonably easy to find.


Links and sources

Wikipedia on Maureen Daly

Maureen Daly’s marriage


Bibliography - horse books only

Maureen Daly

The Ginger Horse

Dodd Mead, New York, 1964, 89 pp, illus Wesley Dennis



One of the pit ponies from the Duneen coal mine in Scotland refuses to go back to the mine
after his holiday. The son of a local coal miner, Rob, is determined to help the pony.