Title: Silver Dawn
Author: Margaret Sweet Johnson
Antiquarian web site with a page about this author: http://dogco.com/margaret-and-helen-johnson-collaboration/
ISBN: none (Amazon page here)
Length: 80 pages
Illustrations: drawings by the author
Quote: “Silver Dawn came from a long line of Irish hunters and jumpers.”
Silver Dawn, a dapple-gray mare, bonds with Julia, the rancher’s daughter who trains her to jump. The rancher sells the mare, anyway, to a circus. After a leopard attacks Silver Dawn, she is sold again, to a farmer who rents her out as a saddle horse. After an accident with an ignorant rider, Silver Dawn becomes too nervous to be ridden by anyone but Julia. Wandering about in the woods, they come to a forest fire, and Silver Dawn saves Julia’s life.
There’s not much suspense in this simply told story—you know it’s going to end with the girl and her horse together forever. Neither is there enough detail to offer any novelty to those who’ve already read Black Beauty. Nor is there a great deal of information about horses; there hardly needs to be, since this book is aimed at an audience who are unlikely to be allowed to do more than pat a horse.
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