Life is good until the years of the dust bowl, when her father can’t make enough money from his crops to pay the bills. Leah worries about losing her pony when the farm is put up for auction, but something surprising happens.
As an adult, the stories are quite simplistic and predictable, but I absolutely loved these books as a kid. She spends the day caring for and riding her pony, Ben.
It’s not until the end of the book that you learn somethingspecial about Mandy Sue. Five O’Clock Charlie At 48 pages, I don’t know that this exactly qualifies as a picture book, but there are lots of beautiful illustrations, so the text isn’t too long.