Helen Kay

American author of children's novels. Born in 1912. She has written a number of children's books, mainly for the younger reader and often featuring animals. One of her books is a pony story and another features a donkey.

Horse & Pony Books:

A PONY FOR THE WINTER
(ARIEL [USA] 1959)
ILLUSTRATED BY INGRID FETZ
Reprinted a number of times in paperback by Scholastic.
SUMMARY: Younger reader's pony story. Deborah looks after the black pony Mollie whilst her owner is away. She learns that looking after a pony can be hard work but worth all the effort. But when the winter comes to a close Mollie must go back to her old job of giving pony rides at the local park.

A NAME FOR LITTLE NO-NAME
(ABELARD SCHUMAN[USA] 1968)
ILLUSTRATED BY PETER WARNER
SUMMARY: Donkey story for younger readers. Mario hopes to keep the little donkey if he can train him well, and despite what everyone thinks he knows the little creature should have a name of it's own.

Collector's Info:
The paperback edition of A Pony in the Winter is easy to find in the USA, although the hardback appears a bit harder to find. Copies can also be found in the UK. The author's donkey story does not appear to have been reprinted at all and is also a bit rarer, though still not too difficult to find in America. It is quite hard to find elsewhere however.