Bairstow, Doreen

About the author

A Rosette for Helen is one of a group of pony books written from a Christian viewpoint. Doreen Bairstow was on the staff of Scripture Union, which “makes God’s good news known to children, young people and families.” Scripture Union have for some while published a range of children’s books, generally taking care to reflect what is currently popular in children’s literature. A Rosette for Helen is one of its pony titles.

Finding the book
Easy to find, and generally reasonably priced.

Sources and links
The Scripture Union website
Thank you to Hannah Fleetwood for the photograph and information on the book.

Bibliography (pony books only)


A Tiger Book, Scripture Union, 1991, 95 pp.
Cover Sheila Ratcliffe

“Jo and Claire’s dream was to have a pony of their very own. And when they were allowed to go on the own a pony week at the local stables it seemed like the dream was to come true. If only Helen wasn’t there to show off what a good rider she was! Jo and Clare decide to teach her a lesson but it works out quite differently for them all.”