LOL...not hardly, as I said, just a good visual memory and, (probably a very strong contributing factor), time spent staring at those lovely picture ponies, willing them to come alive and jump off the cover! :-)
28 is Jump Shy by Joan Houston,cover art by Sheila Rose
This one had me stumped before your clue....I was sure it was one of the Mary Gernat Amarda covers! The flecks of white between the horse's black head and the blue sky seemed like a giveaway, but were really a red herring.
Even with the clue, it took a while to figure out....which, when you consider that the UK edition of this book is the one I own, is pretty embarassing. But when I stopped to add up the number of American authors with one UK printing, I was surprised at how many there were....Jean Slaughter Doty (Can I Get There By Candlelight?), Nancy Caffrey (Pony Duet), Marjorie Reynolds (Keep a Silver Dollar), Patsey Gray (Challenger), Lavinia Davis (Plough Penny Mystery), William Corbin (Horse in the House), Genevieve Torrey Eames (Horse to Remember), Dorothy Lyons (Golden Sovereign), DVS Jackson (Bold Venture/The Bluebird)....whew! And those are only the ones I know of....there could easily be many, many more I haven't encountered yet!
Oops - I feel really embarrassed - I got muddled up with the Point-to-Point books - my one was Ivor Herbert's book ( also known as Longacre). SORRY! That aside I really enjoyed Point-to-Point. I saw this copy and fell for the cover art and was really pleased with the content. (Now my memory is going to fail me - like Susan I have a good visual memory - especially for pony pictures)!!! This is what I remember: It was the story of a pair of siblings who got the chance to train a horse the father had bred.
15 is Golden Cloud by Leland Silliman (I see it around all the time, since it had a paperback printing with the same cover art, but haven't yet picked up a copy...is it worthwhile?)
LOVE the cover for Point to Point!! I have the US edition but, while it has Biegel's internal illustrations, it has different (and completely awful) cover art. Why, WHY, did they mess with perfection!!!
You know i thought i recognised the Point to Point pic but couldnt reconcile it to any Vian Smith edition! No wonder!
7 is Ponies at Westways by Constance M. White, another book where a kid is deserted by parents abroad! I dismissed this one a while back as I didnt recognise the pic but then I just remembered it had another less common edition!
But MOST importantly, with Sarah's clue, I finally figured out 5, which has been driving me nuts for days!
It's New Horse for Marny by Libby Anderson....I have the paperback from Half Halt Press, which has completely different cover art. Shortly after I bought it (about 4 years ago), a copy of the hardcover was on ebay, located in Australia....I think I stared at that listing for a week, but couldn't justify what it, plus postage, would have run me, when I'd only just bought the paperback!
Sarah, could you post the full pic, please? Would love to see it again (someday I'll replace that pb!!)
The book that's under your nose is always the one you forget....garej listed Great Heart by C.W. Anderson in the Valentine quiz...when I read her post I realized that I was literally looking at a copy...four feet away, facing me, and didn't think of it!
Re Horse for Marny....isn't that horse's head lovely? Is it any wonder it's haunted my memory for years :-)
fizz: Is it too late to read the Francis book and watch the film?
Aug 17, 2017 22:08:46 GMT 1
fizz: My show went well, good to have being painting again
Aug 17, 2017 22:09:07 GMT 1
Claire: Glad the show went well, wish I could paint! Yes, join in with the film and book any time you want.
Aug 20, 2017 0:08:05 GMT 1
cally: I need to make $ to emigrate. I can write non fiction, but fiction has me stumped.
Oct 14, 2017 11:52:49 GMT 1
cally: I need to make $ to emigrate, buy a rural property in the Yorkshire Dales area, start an animal rescue sanctuary and a service to take animals in to see the elderly, sick, disabled etc.
Oct 14, 2017 11:54:33 GMT 1
cally: Oh I see how this works now- don't press the return button, eejit. How do I start to write a pony book having read hundreds, and not accidentally or intentionally accidentally 'borrow' ideas?
Oct 14, 2017 11:56:41 GMT 1
Claire: Hi Cally! What great ambitions!!
Oct 14, 2017 20:59:09 GMT 1
cally: My lap top stuffed so am trying to get all my stuff over to slow crap I pad so had to go through log in thing and change password so I hope I come up as me. So this is a test!
Oct 24, 2017 5:27:39 GMT 1
Claire: Yep Cally it's you alright!!
Oct 26, 2017 22:30:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, just to say have put my 2 Christmas 'Pumble' stories in the Christmas 2017 in case anyone fancies a re-read.
Dec 24, 2017 13:48:15 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all apologies for not being around the last few days. Have been away travelling with no intyernet
Mar 8, 2018 13:53:52 GMT 1
Claire: Or even internet lol
Mar 8, 2018 13:54:08 GMT 1
brumby: Hi Claire, what has happened to the Pony Mad book Lovers Website??
Mar 18, 2018 8:23:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all sorry the website has been down due to technical problems with web host. All back up and running now!
Mar 22, 2018 19:19:12 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all the offical Reading Challenge thread is now up and running!
Jun 12, 2018 18:08:13 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all just to say have added a few Autumn/Halloween themed quizzes for you
Oct 9, 2018 15:02:48 GMT 1
Claire: Yet more Pooboards problems - sorry it is not letting anyone post as a guest at the moment - will contact them and try and sort it out.
Nov 4, 2018 12:50:07 GMT 1
aud: Can anyone tell me if they know of a Pony book that has a story line with A nesting Pair of Osprey Birds(thats as well as Ponies)i have been told it is either Alisons Island Adventure by Sheila Stewart or one of the Jinney books by patricha Leitch.
Dec 10, 2018 19:03:28 GMT 1
tali: One of the Jinny books has a sub story line of egg stealing so may be the one you are thinking of. It is one of the books that features the character Claire Burnley.
Dec 24, 2018 12:54:11 GMT 1
ginslinger: It is one of the early Jinny books. I only read the first few and I found the storyline upsetting.
Jan 4, 2019 19:17:50 GMT 1