Edward and the Horse


This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2022.

ISBN: 9780500653029 Category:

Ann Rand


First published in 1961, this charming story follows a small boy named Edward who lives in the soaring heights of New York and yearns for a pet to keep him company.

Edward lives on the twenty-first floor of a large apartment block in New York, which has a sign in the lobby that reads: ‘No dogs or cats allowed’. This isn’t much fun for someone like Edward, who would have loved a dog or cat to keep him company, or even more than that, a horse. But the sign doesn’t say anything about horses…

Edward sets out in search of a horse who likes the city and who won’t cost a lot of money to keep. With the help of a friendly fireman, Edward discovers Smitty, whom he unhitches from a vegetable cart and takes home immediately. Before Edward and Smitty can get anywhere near the freight elevator, they are stopped by Smitty’s owner, who kindly offers to let Edward ride with them around the city whenever he pleases.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 17.2 x 24.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 13 October 2022
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Olle Eksell
Dimensions 17.2 x 24.6 cm
Weight 300 g


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Ann Rand (1918-2012) was an American architect and author. She trained as an architect with Mies van der Rohe and wrote several children's books that were illustrated by her husband, the famous art director and graphic designer Paul Rand. These include Sparkle and Spin, I Know a Lot of Things, Little 1 and Listen! Listen!. Olle Eksell (1918-2007) was a Swedish illustrator and graphic designer. He is particularly well known for his work for Mazetti. He and his wife Ruthel, a fashion designer, lived in the USA after the Second World War and became close friends with Paul and Ann Rand.