Wednesday, 29 October 2014

PBOTD 29th October: Margaret S Johnson - Silver Dawn

Today's PBOTD is Margaret S Johnson's Silver Dawn (1958), the next in my National Horse Show series. This one is about Julia Braddock, and her horse Silver Dawn. Julia's father runs a training stable, and he helps Julia get Silver Dawn ready for Madison Square Garden. It's one of those bittersweet stories. As often happens when your parent earns their living from horses, those horses have to be sold, and the more successful they are, the more money you get for them. Sadly for Julia, that is exactly what happens to her.


Author Margaret S Johnson wrote and illustrated Silver Dawn, but several of her other books were illustrated by her mother, Helen Lossing Johnson. Below is Stablemates (1942), which is particularly pretty. 



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