Leitch, Adelaide

About the author

Adelaide Leitch is a Canadian author. Her books include The Great Canoe and Lukey Paul from Labrador. One of her books is a horse story: The Blue Roan (1971), the story of a boy who thinks he knows everything about horses until he buys one, when he soon finds out he’s been wrong about quite a few things.

Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find.

Links and sources
Terri Wear:  Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography
Thanks to Lisa Catz for the photograph

Bibliography (horse books only)

The Blue Roan

H Z Walck, New York, 1971, 185 pp, illus Charles Robinson

Roddy thinks he knows everything about horses. He buys a horse so he’ll be somebody, but the horse he buys is Boots, a soured games horse. Boots does win games for him, but the horse becomes increasingly difficult to deal with.