Frisky"" suggests a rompish but not very substantial vitality, and that is how this nondescriptly active book could be...

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FRISKY, THE PLAYFUL PONY

Frisky"" suggests a rompish but not very substantial vitality, and that is how this nondescriptly active book could be characterized. Featured are a group of undistinguishable young schoolchildren who talk their janitor into keeping his nephew's old Shetland pony for them to play with and care for. It is perhaps revealing of their collective personality and ingenuity that after serious consideration the most original name for the pony that they can come up with is Frisky. They become friendly with Joe, a boy from the carnival, and he shows them how to get Frisky to do tricks. When the carnival leaves, Joe stays but the pony disappears. Frisky is soon discovered to have strayed with the carnival and a home and job are provided for Joe and his hospitalized father. The possible sentimentality of the situation is fortunately avoided, but nothing replaces it. It is, however, an easy to read, easy to take story for very young horse enthusiasts.

Pub Date: March 1, 1966

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Criterion

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1966