When Ben and C.W. discover an injured pony, they shelter the horse in an abandoned barn. Then the boys feed, water, and bandage the pony’s wounds. Finally, they decide to keep the horse. After all, whoever owned the horse before didn’t take care of it.
When the two friends discover the pony was probably stolen, they must make a decision. Keep their secret, or return the horse to its owner.
About the Author
In 2007, thanks to a special Centennial grant, Townsend was chosen to visit towns in Oklahoma with small populations who could not afford to have an author visit their library. As a former librarian, she enjoys reading to children and learning more about the great state of Oklahoma.
Gwen Coleman Lester is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and an award-winning artist. Her goal is to represent her tribe in a culturally accurate and creative way. The inspiration for Gwen's art comes from Choctaw culture, history and legends, as well as her family history.
Lester has received awards from the Red Earth cultural festival, the Cherokee Trial of Tears Art Show, the Heard Museum Indian Market, Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market, and Santa Fe Indian Art Market.
The Five Civilized Tribes Museum named her a Master Artist in 2007. In 2015, Gwen received the Mo-celyne Larkin Cultural Achievement Award from the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Arts Commission.