Mebane Holoman Burgwyn  (1914-1992)

American author of children's novels. Born in North Carolina in 1914. She studied education and guidance and worked in the education sector. She also wrote a few well received children's books, some of which won awards. She lived on a farm and many of her stories feature farm life, although I think only one of them was a horse story.

Pony Books:

THE CRACKAJACK PONY
(LIPPINCOTT [USA] 1969)
ILLUSTRATED BY DALE PAYSON
SUMMARY: A young African American boy Cliff moves to his uncle's farm, where he finds it quite hard to adapt to his new life and make new friends. But then he meets Ted who teaches him to ride on the pony Cricket.

The book won the American Association of University Women Best Juvenile Book Award in 1970.

Collector's Info:
Not a common title although not impossible to find in - the USA at least - by any means. Price tends to vary a lot.