Wendy Wins a Pony

When Wendy enters her picture in the newspaper painting competition she has no idea that it is going to be the key to so much happiness.

Publishing history
Burke, 1961, illus Mary Gernat

“When Wendy enters her picture in the newspaper painting competition she has no idea that it is going to be the key to so much happiness. She wins the competition and is presented with the first prize: Smiley, a pony of her very own. Smiley himself is enough to give her endless pleasure, but owning him leads to something much more exciting. Wendy gets her first job, makes firm friends, is introduced to the thrills of a point-to-point and to the joy of watching a new-born foal find its feet. She lives through some of the happiest moments in her life surrounded by her friends and the horses and ponies she loves so dearly. She learns, too, the sadness of parting with one pony which is only dimmed by the prospect of riding another.”

The Wendy series
Wendy Wins a Pony
Wendy Wins Her Spurs
Wendy at Wembley
Wendy Goes Abroad (advertised, but not, as far as I know, printed)

Many thanks to Amanda Dolby for the picture.

 

Dorian Williams