MELIKA AND HER DONKEY
(STOKES [USA] 1937)
(NELSON & SONS [USA] 1944)
ILLUSTRATED BY LOUIS LUNDEEN
Reprinted in hardback a few times by original publisher.
SUMMARY: Pony point-of-view story. Sally is a cow pony but she doesn't like cows and wants instead to be an explorer. So she sets out for the mountains in search of adventure.
WHITE MARE OF THE BLACK TENTS
aka SON OF THE BLACK TENTS (UK edition)
(DODD MEAD [USA] 1949)
(1st UK edition HUTCHINSON 1959)
Published in the UK under the title SON OF THE BLACK TENTS.
EDITION PICTURED: UK edition
SUMMARY: Historical pony adventure story set in Arabia. Omar is the son of a Sheik and has an Arab mare called Bayeeda. Then Bayeeda is captured by enemies….
THE TALL STALLION
(DODD, MEAD [USA] 1950)
ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL BROWN
SUMMARY: Ranching story. A family's ranch is taken over by horse-breeders.
TROUBLE AT SWEET SPRINGS RANCH
(DODD, MEAD [USA] 1954)
ILLUSTRATED BY ALGOT STENBERY
SUMMARY: Ranching story.
SUMMER AT HORSESHOE RANCH
(STOKES [USA] 1957)
ILLUSTRATED BY GERALD McCANN
SUMMARY: Ranching story. Karen sells her palomino Star Dust, not knowing that the mare's new owner will neglect her.
In the USA White Mare of the Black Tents and Melika and her Donkey are the easiest to find. The others are rarer, with Summer at Horseshoe Ranch being perhaps the hardest of all to find. The Tall Stallion, no doubt because of it's Paul Brown illustrations, is usually the most expensive to buy. In the UK, the British edition of White Mare of the Black Tents, under its new title Son of the Black Tents is the only one of these usually seen.