Patricia Leitch didn't have her own pony until she was grown up, so she was fully aware of the agonies suffered by the pony-less child. A Pony of Our Own has a pair of children, Jean and Stuart Donaldson who slog their way through part time jobs, slowly and painfully accumulating enough money to buy their longed-for pony. They're a remarkably focused pair, and you can't help but will them on. The pony they eventually buy is a black Highland, Kirsty.
|Blackie & Son first edition, 1960, illus Constance Marshall|
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