HALF PINT by Jeanne Wilson


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An uninspiringly recounted winter's day in the life of a nine year old ranch boy, Billy Little, during which he displays qualities of wisdom and bravery that merit him a change in appellation from ""Half Pint"" to ""Notso"". Caught in a blizzard while out hunting for the brood mare Satin whose foal he wants for Christmas, Billy and his horse Buster must spend the night in an old shed. Next morning they forge forth again, find Satin, have a triumphant homecoming filled with the promise of pancakes and the foal. But ranch doings, too stolidly described, blunt the theme of coming manhood.

Pub Date: Oct. 13th, 1952
Publisher: Westminster