Jackie the Pit Pony Originally published as Hänschen in der Grübe, Ensslin & Laiblin Verlag, Reutlingen
Oxford University Press, London, 1958, illus Ulrik Schramm
Jackie is a pony from the Steppes: freedom means everything to him, and he refuses to be tamed by the farmer who owns him. So, they sell him to a man who owns a mine. Although he likes the mine owner’s daughter, he rebels again when he is set to work, but at least he realises there are other things in life besides the sun.