Robinson, Kathleen

About the author

Kathleen Robinson spend her childhood summers on a famous Kentucky plantation: Calumet, home to racing thoroughbreds. She wrote an adult novel set in Louisiana, Manon’s Daughter. When Sara Smiled was her first children’s novel, about a girl who cannot talk to boys: horses yes, but boys no.

Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find. The book was not published in the UK.

Links and sources
National Library of Congress

Bibliography (horse books only)

When Sara Smiled

Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin, 1962, 216 pp

Sara Thorne cannot talk to boys. She meets Marmalade, Bart’s magnificent thoroughbred,
but just can’t talk to Bart. Sara’s friends suggests that Sara learn to talk to boys by talking to a horse.