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Joan Penney

Joan Penney wrote a pair of books about the Arab pony, Melka.  Both have lovely illustrations by D H Mays.


Finding the books:  both are reasonably easy to find; a bit less so with their djs, but not impossible.

Melka - The Story of an Arab Pony
Methuen & Co, London, 1934, illus D L Mays, 149 pp.


This is the story of  Melka from her birth in Africa to playing polo and jumping in England.


Many thanks to Amanda Dolby for the picture.

Melka in England

Methuen & Co, London, 1935, illus D L Mays



Many thanks to Amanda Dolby for the picture.


Melka has now  reached England, and lives at Woodside Farm with Telephone, the wild ass who
came to England with her.  She wins the jumping at Richmond, but is stolen by gypsies and has
many adventures before she finally returns home.

Also:


Daniel the Spaniel

Methuen, 1936

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