"It isn't trash, daddy, it's lovely. It's called The Red Pony. It's by John Steinbeck, an American writer."
John Steinbeck in 1962
Public DomainJohn Steinbeck in 1962

Published in the 1930s, The Red Pony is a book by John Steinbeck, a famous American writer. It recounts the childhood of Jody Tiflin and his life on his father's ranch in California. Although many people think of it as a short novel, the book is really a collection of short stories, some of which were first published in magazines.