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Red Embers
Harcourt, Brace, 1948, illus Wesley Dennis

A horse van breaks down near the Rancho San Felipe, which means Phil and her friends now
have four proper opponents to play polo with.

Golden Sovereign
Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1946, illus Wesley Dennis, reprinted 1960
Scholastic Book Services, paperback, 1963, 1968
Museum Press, London, 1949, illus Wesley Dennis

Connie has her hands full training the son of Silver Birch, developing her
stables, and tracking down the background of a mistreated mare she’s
just bought.

Midnight Moon
Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1941, illus W C Nims
Harcourt,1960, cover Wesley Dennis, illus W C Nims (illustrated right)

Connie bets that she will be good enough to win first or second place in a
horse show within a year. It’s a potentially costly bet; she could lose her mare
Silver Birch if she loses.

Silver Birch
Harcourt, 1939, illus John Austin Taylor
Harcourt, date unknown, cover W C Nims, illus. John Austin Taylor
Harcourt, 1947, cover Wesley Dennis, illus. John Austin Taylor (illustrated right)

When Connie and her friends form a mounted Girl Scout troop, Connie decides to tame a wild
white mare rather than ride her father’s plough horse.

Harlequin Hullabaloo
Harcourt, Brace, 1949, illus Wesley Dennis
Republished as Bluegrass Champion
Grosset & Dunlap, Famous Horse series, 1949, illus Wesley Dennis (left)

Hullabaloo is not the conventional colour for a Saddlebred, and Judy has
trouble getting him judged as the good horse he is, rather than as a skewbald

Java Jive
Harcourt, Brace, 1955, illus Wesley Dennis

Ginny hopes to catch a horse in her corral: she catches a Morgan called Sugar several times,
and then the Morgan’s owner allows Ginny to board the mare. The mare produces a foal, which
Ginny is allowed to keep.

Blue Smoke
Harcourt, Brace, 1953, illus Wesley Dennis

Reprinted as trade paperback

Pop, the first boarder at Andy’s ranch, dies. He said he would leave his blue roan Quarter Horse
to Andy, but he’s only said it, not written it down. Andy hopes the horse is never claimed by
Pop’s family.

Dark Sunshine
Harcourt, Brace & World, 1951, illus Wesley Dennis
Grosset & Dunlap, illus Wesley Dennis

Blythe needs to ride so that she can strengthen her weak leg, but she doesn’t
want to ride; that is, until she finds a wild mare who has become trapped.

Copper Kahn
Harcourt, Brace, 1950, illus Wesley Dennis
Museum Press, London, 1952

Connie buys a Thoroughbred stallion with a broken cannon bone, and hopes that she will be
able to get him racing again.

Bright Wampum
Harcourt, Brace, 1958, illus Wesley Dennis, 190 pp.

Merry and her family ranch sit for an absentee owner and Merry decides she will break in
some of the ranch’s Appaloosa horses.


The Devil Made the Small Town
Kimberley Press, 1983

Pedigree Unknown
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973, cover Herb Steinberg

Jill’s fiancé is a terrible snob, but she finds solace in a horse.

Smoke Rings
Harcourt Brace, 1960

Ginny rescues a man on a runaway horse from being hit by a train. The man gives the runaway
to Ginny, who sees an Olympic prospect in her.