Susan lives in Sydney, with her ill mother. Her father has left and moved to Canada. Susan is being sent to stay with her mother’s cousin, where she will be able to ride and paint. The three
boys who live there, though, are hostile. Susan falls for a grey horse, Stardust, but isn’t allowed to ride him. She has to ride Derry. She manages to makes friends with some local girls, but still
can’t forget the horse she isn’t allowed to ride: Stardust.
Children’s Special Service Mission, London, 1956, illus L F Lupton
Finding the book