Burgwyn, Mebane Holoman

About the author

Mebane Holoman Burgwyn (1914–92) was born in North Carolina, and lived there all her life. She and her family lived on a farm near Jackson, North Carolina, and she worked as director of guidance services for Northampton County Schools. Her children’s books, of which she wrote seven, won prizes: the American Association of University Women award for the best juvenile book of the year in 1952 for Penny Rose, and again in 1970 for her one horse book, The Crackajack Pony.

Finding the book:
Reasonably easy to find in the USA; it was not published in the UK.

Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Jackson Library, holds some of her papers.

Bibliography (horse books only)

The Crackajack Pony

Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1969, 190 pp, illus Dale Payson

Cliff moves to his uncle’s farm, and there meets Ted, who teaches him to ride a pony called Cricket.