Schroeder, Mary

About the author

Mary Schroeder was born in 1903, and spent her childhood in Yorkshire, holidaying on the Isle of Man and in the Lake District. The family offered prizes of a penny for their literary efforts, so Mary competed with her two brothers and sister for these. She won a scholarship to the University of Cambridge, and when she left worked as a teacher, journalist, and training college lecturer, and wrote history books for children. She lived in Northumberland.

My Horse Says is not a pony book in the strict sense, but it is a good read, even if the horse is purely imaginary!

Finding the book
My Horse Says is reasonably easy to find in all its printings, and is usually reasonably priced.

The Puffin edition of My Horse Says, 1967

Bibliography (pony book only)

My Horse Says

Chatto & Windus, London, 1963, illus Phillida Stone, 170pp.
Coward-McCann, New York, 1963Puffin Books, London, 1967, illus Phillida Stone, 170pp.  

One day Elizabeth and her family are turfed out of their house by their landlord. There is a horse who comes to Elizabeth by night, and it seems as good a way of any to go house-hunting to listen to what he tells her. The horse leads them to a neglected house, but the owner doesn’t want anyone to live there ever again.