To Find A Golden Pony by Amanda Gavin [Clodagh Micaela Gibson Jarvie] hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
J. M. Dent & Sons, 1965, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: This is a pony book with a difference. It deals sensitively with a young girls companionship with animals, and how she learns to manage them while at the same time developing self-reliance during a period of delicate readjustment. Jo Garrett is five when her mother dies, and her father wisely sends her away from his Suffolk farm to live with cousins in Sussex. So, until she is ten, she comes under the spell of ponies, caring for them as well as riding them. She then returns to the farm, and her father is pleased to notice what a self-confident child she has become, with definite ideas of her own as to what she wants from life. Jos personality is also contrasted with all the others in the story both human and animal who come fully alive as individuals in this entertaining account of country life. Finally, Jos slow adjustment to the idea of her fathers remarriage is described with understanding and insight.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with corresponding grazing to the dustwrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. A pleasant copy of an uncommon title.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
176 pages. 7¾” x 5″.