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Lilias Edwards

Silver Blaze

Hamlyn, pb, 1968, 124 pp.


“Susan had felt as if the pony was hers ever since his birth. She had given even given him his name - Silver Blaze.
And Betsy who taught Susan to handle horses, loved the pony,too.  They were miserable when Silver was to be
sold - for the third time!  To help Betsy buy Silver, the youth club puts on a hilarious pantomine...and then the money
is stolen. Betsy and Susan nearly give up hope of seeing their favourite pony again...but a surprising event leads
to their happy reunion.”


The Dancing Pony

Golden Pleasure Books, London, 1965, illus Joan Thompson, 96 pp.

Large format paperback - nearly A4 size


Debbie is enchanted by the brown Dartmoor pony pulling the vegetable cart, and
she soon makes friends with his owner, and finds out that the pony was once a
circus pony who could dance in time to the music when certain tunes were played.

Debbie and her brother have a plan to send Mr Pegg to see his daughter in Scotland
but it looks as if it will come to nothing when Brownie disappears.  Even when he
is found, Debbie has a terrible decision to make.”

Bibliography - Pony Books Only

A Stable to Let

Collins Pony Library no 13, 1973, pictorial boards, 158 pp.


“Cherry is not happy about moving once again. She has been indulged by her wealthy parents, and gets off to the
wrong start with Jennifer, the neighbor girl, when she demands that Jennifer sell her pony to Cherry, and that money
is of no object. Fed up with his spoiled daughter, Cherry’s father decides that not only will there not be a pony, but
Cherry will not even get riding lessons until she has learned all she can about horse management. So Cherry is
sent to the local riding school, to clean stalls in exchange for learning. Gradually she becomes a better person
 for it, and eventually does get her first pony, a far different pony than the “money’s no object” Silver King which
 she so desired.”

Short Stories


I Wanted a Pony

In Horse and Pony Stories for Girls

Hamlyn, 1971, illus F D Phillips