About the author
Another author who started writing very young – in fact she finished writing very young too, unless she wrote under another name. Misty the Grey Pony, part of the Country Life Library, is the life story of a grey Exmoor pony called Misty. It has charming illustrations, though the Exmoors don’t look that much like Exmoors.
Finding the book
Misty is generally cheap, and easy to find as long as you don’t want a dustjacket. Copies with dustjackets can be pricey.
Misty the Grey Pony
Country Life, 1940, illus Harry Rountree
Misty is a grey Exmoor pony, owned by Lorna. Misty’s training starts, but soon hits trouble when she is scared by a car and lames herself. When she’s three she’s broken in and goes hunting. When she’s five she’s sold to Mr Nelson’s circus, and then on to pull a baker’s cart. It is not a good home, but rescue comes when the baker goes over to motor vans and Misty is bought for Molly. Molly is a friend of Lorna’s, and so they meet again.