The Calf on Shale Hill

Lesley and Ian find a new born calf on Shale Hill, a runt abandoned by its mother.

Printing history
Hodder & Stoughton, 1974, illus Astra Lacis
Brockhampton Press, Leicester, 1974

Lesley and Ian find a new born calf on Shale Hill, a runt abandoned by its mother. The calf, which they christen Skerrick, is so small that their neighbour decides it is not worth saving. But Lesley cannot leave the calf to die; and cares for it in secret. This leads to great complications, especially when eccentric Uncle Arthur comes to live in the cottage on Shale Hill.

Guara series
The Gift-wrapped Pony
Calf on Shale Hill
Eight Days at Guara
Shadow Summer

 

Anne Farrell