Dorothy Lyons, il. Wesley Dennis (jacket, frontspiece)
1958, Harcourt, Brace & Company
To horse-hungry Merry, the mare was perfection from her dainty head with its white arrowhead mark to her sinewy legs and well-muscled quarters. Her white glistened brighter than the others', while the sharply marked bay spots were perfect circles. They ranged in size from dimes to dollars, as if a handful of coins carelessly tossed into the air had fallen across the mare's white rump patch.
Meredith 'Merry' Moore and her family are in the midst of moving from
A Western to balance all of
Merry trains several horses, including the frustrating Black Penny and her own Wampum, and the sequences involving horse care and training are satisfying.
Merry brushed and buffed until the bright bay coat and spotted 'blanket' threw the sun back in her eyes.
Bright Wampum - bay/white Appaloosa mare
Sachem - black/white Appaloosa stallion
Queen of Spades - black mare
Rawhide - buckskin
Black Penny - black/white Appaloosa mare
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