Ponies, ponies, ponies
Adèle de Leeuw
Blue Ribbons for Meg
Little Brown, Boston, 1950, 145 pp, illus Mac Schweitzer
Meg goes to live with her cousins on an Army cavalry post on the Dakota plains while her parents
are out of the country. She is afraid of horses, and terrified of Indians, but there are plenty of both
around the post. When her uncle wants her to have a pony of her own, Meg chooses a half-
little pinto which she names Papoose. With the gentle pony, Meg gradually learns to take part in
the fun with the other children of the post.
Adèle de Leeuw (1899 -
Finding the book: the book is easy to find in the USA. It was not published in the UK.
Links and sources
Adèle de Leeuw’s obituary, New York Times
The De Grummond collection holds some de Leeuw papers
Many thanks to Lisa Catz the photograph and summary.