Kaye, Geraldine

About the author

Geraldine Kaye started writing early: she was nine. She is a prolific author, writing books for children of all ages. In 1984, she won the Other Award for Comfort Herself. She taught creative writing, and lives in Bristol. In her wide range of work, she has written one pony book, The Pony Raffle, and three stories about donkeys. The donkey books appear to be early readers.

Finding the books
The Pony Raffle is easy to find in both its printings. Donkey Christmas is still in print. The Donkey Strike is reasonably easy to find. Donkey Boy is very tricky.

Sources and links
A M Heath on Geraldine Kaye (no longer available)


The Pony Raffle

Brockhampton Press, Leicester, 1966, illus Clyde Pearson, 120 pp.
Knight Books, 1974, pb.

Charming story of a girl who wins a pony in a raffle, and has nowhere to keep him and a
roundly unsympathetic father to boot. However, she has a very resourceful family!

Donkey Boy

Oxford University Press, 1972, 32 pp.

I suspect this is a reading scheme title.

The Donkey Strike

Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1984, 47 pp. Illus Glenys Ambrus
Knight Books, 1974, pb.

The Donkey Christmas

Hodder Children’s Books, 1988. 48 pp.

Billy of the Black Lane Gang wants to use a real donkey in the school nativity play, but Mistythe donkey has her own ideas.