Rumer Godden's The Diddakoi won the 1972 Whitbread Children's Book Award.
Everyone in Kizzy's town hates her because she's half-gypsy - a diddakoi. But Kizzy doesn't care. All she needs is Gran and her horse, Joe. But when Gran dies and their wagon burns down, Kizzy is all alone. No one wants to look after her and her beloved Joe might get sent to the knacker's yard. Can Kizzy survive in a hostile world - and save Joe?EU Toy Safety Directive - No warning|EU Toy Safety Directive - Carries minimum age warning
Rumer Godden was one of the UK's most distinguished authors. She wrote many well-known and much-loved books for adults and children, including Black Narcissus and The Greengage Summer. She was awarded the OBE in 1993 and died in 1998, aged ninety.