FABULOUS by Dorothy Potter Benedict
Kirkus Star


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Ponies of the Americas are a rare breed combining the speed of the Quarter Horse and the startling colors of the Appaloosa. They are ideal for children who are too small for full-grown horses and too expert for ordinary ponies. Fabulous is the first representative of this breed in children's books and in Miss Benedict's hand, his story is combined with the atmosphere of a Montana ranch and the enthusiasm of young horse lovers in perfect proportions. A jet black pony at birth, Fabulous is weaned and halter-broken by the loving hands of young Mistie Seaton and after several months he shows his true colors. With her friend Sandy (and his colt Pagan), Mistie spends many months training Fabulous, saving him from kidnappers, and nursing her beloved mare Sunrise. The pitfalls and joys of this difficult job are a backdrop for the well-rounded character treatment of Mistie and Sandy. The authentic feel of a horse show and the whole panorama of life in these parts create an engrossing tale for both boys and girls.

Pub Date: Oct. 27th, 1961
Publisher: Pantheon