Andrews, Ned

About the author

Ned Andrews is an author about whom I’ve been able to turn up remarkably little. He wrote one horse book, the ranch-based Little Stranger, which received a decent Kirkus review, which commented on its “sentiment without stickiness”.

Finding the book
Not impossible to find; slightly easier in its UK printing.

Links and sources
Thanks to Lisa Catz for the summary.

Bibliography (horse books only)

Little Stranger, the Story of a Western Pony

William Morrow & Co, 1941, 248 pp, illus the author
Reprint, 1946
G G Harrap, London, 1943, 208 pp (shown)

Kirkus review of the book

Little Stranger is orphaned at four days old. Yaqui Bob, a dishonest worker on the Circle Bar Ranch finds the colt. Fred raises it, but he’s stolen by Yaqui Bob, who knows the colt is the son of Golden Girl, a thoroughbred. Fred eventually recovers the colt, and is given him as a reward. The colt grows up, and Fred trains him so well he wins cow pony races, until once again Yaqui Bob causes trouble.