A Pony in the Luggage
by Gunnel Linde
trans. Anne Parker; ill. Richard Kennedy (J. M. Dent & Sons, 1968) [Puffin, 1972]
Two Swedish children win a pony while holidaying in Copenhagen, and try to smuggle it home. Linde captures not only the protagonists’ unassailable child logic but also an offhandedly droll understatedness of expression. Kennedy’s jittery illustrations are very much in the spirit.