Although his father's modest California ranch has the facilities, Alan Whitlock is not exactly pleased with his birthday...

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GIFT HORSE

Although his father's modest California ranch has the facilities, Alan Whitlock is not exactly pleased with his birthday present, a palomino that should have been a car. Horse sense went out with the buggy Alan believes; his mind veers naturally toward the mechanical. Yet in the long summer that follows, the horse inspires enough admiration in Alan to see him off on a summer job in order to pay for the animal's upkeep. Slowly, Alan becomes a horseman, and as a secondary gain, wins the lovely ""horsewoman"", Becky. At the County Fair, the palomino's talents as a rodeo horse are obvious and Alan finds an appropriate home for him in the show, while with the money he becomes a full fledged car owner. Alan's behavior and language is typically ""cool"" modern, thus he and his story should find a ready audience.

Pub Date: May 15, 1961

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Westminster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1961