The Mandrake, A Pony

Lesley has bought The Mandrake. He is a beautiful pony: bay with a clever head and wide aristocratic nostrils. Lesley thinks he will be the most wonderful pony in the South, but she is wrong.

Publishing history
Adam & Charles Black, 1949, 120pp, illus Lionel Edwards

Lesley has bought The Mandrake. He is a beautiful pony: bay with a clever head and wide aristocratic nostrils. Lesley thinks he will be the most wonderful pony in the South, but she is wrong. Mr Congress said “The Mandrake’s got a brain like a bird. He’s mad.” Lesley though says The Mandrake was born to be clever, and in the end, she’s proved right, and Lesley learns it doesn’t matter what other people think about your pony, and that success is not the most important thing.

Cover illustration not shown for copyright reasons.

K M Peyton