Ponies, ponies, ponies
Arthur Catherall (1906-
Three of his books can be considered horse books: The Last Horse on the Sands is a poignant story of the displacement of a horse by machinery, allied to a nail-
Finding the books: both the Arthur Catherall titles are relatively easy to find in all their printings. White Horse of Hungary is now trickier to find.
Links and sources
Jim Mackenzie on Arthur Catherall
As Margaret Ruthin
The White Horse of Hungary
Warne, 1954, 256 pp.
Last Horse on the Sands
Dent, London, 1972, illus David Farris, 117 pp. (left)
Tempo Books, New York, 1972 pb.
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, New York, 1973, 128 pp. (right)
Set in Morecambe Bay, where a plane crashes. The village turns out to
help and try and rescue the survivors. The old horse Tom it was thought
could now be replaced by a tractor, but a tractor can’t sense the shifting
sands like Tom can. Paula, Simon and Tom are the only ones, in the end,
who can help.
A Zebra Came to Drink
Dent, London, 1967, illus Edward Osmond, 128 pp.
Dutton, New York, 1967, illus John Schoenherr, 128 pp.
Tells of the first week in the life of a wild zebra.