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The Blind Connemara

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  70 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A young girl is determined that her pony's blindness is not going to keep him from earning the blue ribbon in a horse show.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published March 1st 1974 by Macmillan Publishing Company (first published 1971)
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Rena Sherwood
C. W. Anderson's gentle swan song. He was working on the illustrations when he went into that good night. Although there are some detailed illustrations, the uncompleted almost sketchbook type illustrations with next to no background give the book a twilight feel -- like what you see when you're just about to fall asleep. Also has one of the best names for a pony ever in English literature -- Pony. I wonder if Anderson was going to go back and change the name before he died, but now we'll never ...more
C.W. Anderson is a great horse story writer. He had the plot down--nice girl helps horse become the winner she always knew he could be, plus great illustrations. This book involved a lot of her walking the blind pony around and getting him to trust her, but any horse lover will love it.
Jun 16, 2014 Nancy rated it liked it
I couldn't get enough of these as a child. I really loved horse stories like these where the girl and the horse work together to get better and win a show. This was a very quick read. Wonderful illustration.
Feb 28, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
I liked the trust that built up between the rider and the blind pony. I read this book several times during my grade school years. It was one of my favorite horse stories.
Aug 11, 2016 Samantha rated it liked it
read as a child, faintest memory
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C.W. Anderson - aka Clarence William Anderson
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Clarence William Anderson (1891 - 1971) born in Wahoo, Nebraska. He was an author and illustrator of childrens books. Known professionally as C.W. Anderson, Anderson had an interest in horses and drawing. When he wasn't out riding horses, he was drawing them, taking great interest in their bone stru
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