Ponies, ponies, ponies
One of a family of ten children, Mary Casanova grew up in St Paul, Minnesota, with parents who were “masters of benevolent neglect.” She was, she said, “always outdoors. In the winter, we had our own ice-
Her books cover children of all ages, and her one horse book (so far) was selected for the Iowa Children's Choice Book Award 2002-
Finding the book: this book is very easy to find in the USA. It was not printed in the UK.
Links and sources
Mary Casanova’s website
More on Stealing Thunder
Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the photograph.
Hyperion Books for Children, New York, 1999, 136 pp
Scholastic Inc, pb, 1999
Libby has always wanted a horse of her own. For her, looking after her neighbour’s horse Thunder
is the next best thing. She makes a terrible discovery -
has to rescue him. It’s difficult for Libby in a world of adults who think they know best, but Libby
manages to find her own voice as she stands up for what she believes in.