"Young people and dogs have heretofore provided the inspiration for Betty Cavanna's successful novels. In this book, Miss Cavanna writes an exciting story about young people and horses. Chief among the former is Suzanna Scott, fifteen years old and the only child of loving parents. Sue lives in an attractive home in downtown Philadelphia, goes to school in the suburbs, rides horseback and has many friends. In spite of all these good things, Sue feels very sorry for herself. Her mother works, her father is ill, and there isn't much money. She faces the dreary prospect of spending her summer holidays all alone in hot Philadelphia while her friends are away having fun. Sue sulks. The horrid truth is that she is somewhat spoiled and lazy. She has a lot to learn and she learns it with the help of the lively Ballantine family. Besides Mother and Father Ballantine, there are Jigger and Missy, who would rather ride than eat; Poke, who shares Sue's enthusiasm for books; and little Stevie, whose great passion is trucks. The Ballantine's three fine horses- Calico, Highboy, and Brandy- also help Sue to learn to grow up, contributing greatly to what turns out to be a wonderful summer. Teen-agers will love this thrilling tale of how Suzanna earns her spurs."
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June 1947 : USA Hardback