The Horses of Follyfoot

Most of this isn’t actually set at Follyfoot at all:  the Captain’s American friend, whom Dora calls Blank, is enchanted by Follyfoot, and buys a donkey for them. He invites Dora to visit him in America and help him set up an American version of Follyfoot.

Publishing history
Heinemann 1975
Pan, pb 1977
Heinemann pb, 1988
Mammoth 1992
In The Follyfoot Collection, Dean 1991

Most of this isn’t actually set at Follyfoot at all: the Captain’s American friend, whom Dora calls Blank, is enchanted by Follyfoot, and buys a donkey for them. He invites Dora to visit him in America and help him set up an American version of Follyfoot. That alas does not happen, but Dora rides Blank’s daughter’s horse Robin, whom she no longer bothers with, and Blank gives him to Dora. Unfortunately the American barn owner and Dora conspire to export Robin without his equine encephalitis jabs, and there is then a scare at Follyfoot when a horse they are re-schooling starts to behave erratically and show symptoms which could be equine encephalitis.

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

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Monica Dickens