Come Down the Mountain

Brenda is an awkward teenage girl, mocked for her weight. She spends every journey to school looking out for a racehorse, deserted in a field now his owner has died.

Publishing history
Constable Young Books, 1967
Doubleday, 1967, New York, cover art by William Shields
Carousel Books, 1973, pb
Kestrel Books, 1980
Reprinted Carousel, 1976

Brenda is an awkward teenage girl, mocked for her weight. She spends every journey to school looking out for a racehorse, deserted in a field now his owner has died. Winter comes, and the horse’s condition deteriorates, but no one in the village will do anything about the horse in case they offend the family who own it, and who used to own the village. Brenda at last snaps, and takes matters into her own hands.

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Vian Smith