Horse & Pony Books:
THE PENNY PONY
(HAMISH HAMILTON 1961)
ILLUSTRATED BY JULIETTE PALMER
Reprinted in hardback.
Reprinted in paperback a number of times by Puffin.
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition, Puffin paperback edition.
SUMMARY: Charming younger children's story. Cathy and Roger long for their own pony. When they find an old almost life-sized toy pony and cart in a junk shop they buy it for a penny and name him Prince. The children, especially Cathy, become attached to Prince, seeing him as a substitute for a real live animal. So when they come back from a holiday to find he has disappeared they are distraught…
PONYMAD RATING: 4 HORSESHOES
The paperback is quite easy to find in the UK Hardbacks and especially the first edition are a lot harder, but are usually reasonably priced. The book can also be found outside of the UK, but is a lot rarer and a little more expensive.