Edward and the Horse
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.