Sunday, 6 June 2010

The Famous Horse Stories Series

I have recently been researching one of the few non-British pony 'libraries' - The Famous Horse Stories series published by American publishers Grosset & Dunlap. The series is very similar to the British equivalents such as the Crown and Collins pony libraries, although the slant of the stories is more towards a ranching/wild horse theme than the more traditional British pony stories in the British pony libraries.

What really surprised me however was the number of American authors I had not previously heard of. The stories in this pony library were not on the whole by 'A-list' equine authors. Yes, some very popular authors such as Harlan Thompson, Rutherford Montgomery, Henry V. Larom and Thomas C. Hinkle were featured, but there was nothing by authors of much more world-wide fame such as Walter Farley, Mary O'Hara or Marguerite Henry. Not sure why this was, but it has certainly opened my eyes to yet more authors in the field! From the relatively simple task of compiling a section on the Famous Horse Stories books, I have had to widen my net to include all the authors who featured in the series who were not already on my website!

The new authors added who feature in the series include:

GLENN BALCH

ESTELLE BARNES CLAPP

PAGE COOPER

DANA FARALLA

JOHN TAINTOR FOOTE

DAVID GREW

DON LANG

HENRY V. LAROM

ISABEL McLENNAN McMEEKIN

COLONEL S. P. MEEK

KEITH ROBERTSON


To check out these new authors and also the new Famous Horse Stories page please visit the information section on the website

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