Thus far, I haven’t found any biographical information about this Italian author at all. Besides The Prairie Rebels, he/she also wrote The Far West, a story of the opening up of the American Far West. The original printing of The Prairie Rebels, I ribelli della prateria, won the Premio Castello.
Finding the book: there aren’t a lot of copies of either title about, but what there are are reasonably affordable.
Sources and links
The British Library
National Library of Congress
Right - contemporary advertisement, Pony Magazine December 1959
The Prairie Rebels
Originally published as I ribelli della prateria, Societa Editrice Internazionale, Turin, 1955
University of London Press, 1959, illus Q Nadir. Trans H E Scott. 128 pp. (right)
American edition: The Wild Horses of Tuscany
Franklin Watts, New York, 1960, 128 pp.
Set in Central Italy, this is the story of three boys and their adventures with three wild foals. Pippo, Vanni, and Bicci are rebels - boys who are as hostile to discipline as the wild horses which are broken in on their farm in Central Italy.
Bibliography - pony books only
The Far West
Originally published as La Storia del far west, Signorelli, Milan, 1951. Illus Beniamino Bodini
Rylee Ltd, London, 1969, translated by Susan Cannata
A story set during the opening up of the Far West.