Cobbler’s Dream

Paul is groom to the dreadful Chrissy, and her lovely pony Cobbler’s Dream. After she blinds Cobby, Paul takes him and runs away, eventually finding sanctuary at Follyfoot Farm.

Publishing history
Michael Joseph, 1963
Children’s Book Club
Penguin, 1967, pb
Peacock 1971, pb
Heinemann 1976, hb
Chivers large print 1978
as New Arrival at Follyfoot, Mammoth, 1993

Paul is groom to the dreadful Chrissy, and her lovely pony Cobbler’s Dream. After she blinds Cobby, Paul takes him and runs away, eventually finding sanctuary at Follyfoot Farm, a home of rest for horses. Because they are dealing with the nastier aspects of the horsy world, life at Follyfoot doesn’t tend to be peaceful, and it becomes horrific.

The Follyfoot series
Cobbler’s Dream (reprinted as New Arrival at Follyfoot)
Follyfoot
Dora at Follyfoot
The Horses of Follyfoot
Stranger at Follyfoot

Other editions  

     

 

 

 

 

Monica Dickens