The Diddakoi

The horse content in this is fairly minimal, but it is an excellent read. Kizzy lives with her grandmother in their wagon in the Admiral’s orchard, but then her grandmother dies. What happens to seven-year-old Kizzy is then up for grabs: her family don’t want her, and although the Admiral takes her in, that’s not considered “suitable” by some.

Printing history
Macmillan, London, 1972, pp
Viking Press, New York, 1972
Puffin, 1975, reprinted 1976.  140 pp.
Macmillan, pb, 1994

The horse content in this is fairly minimal, but it is an excellent read. Kizzy lives with her grandmother in their wagon in the Admiral’s orchard, but then her grandmother dies. What happens to seven-year-old Kizzy is then up for grabs: her family don’t want her, and although the Admiral takes her in, that’s not considered “suitable” by some. Kizzy is eventually taken in by Miss Brooke, and then there begins a struggle for them both. Kizzy is horribly bullied by the local girls, which does not help, but eventually she and the village come to understand one another.

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Rumer Godden