Pamela Reynolds wrote two horse books. She and her family (she had three children) owned three at the time her books were written, for whom they acted as “stable hands, grooms, and occasionally nursemaids.” Pamela Reynolds also painted, and worked at her local library in “a program designed to revive the art of storytelling to children.”
Finding the books:Horseshoe Hill is easy to find, and generally cheap; A Different Kind of Star is very easy to find, and is very rarely expensive.
Links and sources
Dustjackets of the books
There’s a review of A Different Kind of Sister here.
Many thanks to Susan Bourgeau for all her help with the content of this page.
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co, New York,1965, illus Harold Berson
Tibby found it hard being the tallest girl in her seventh grade class, and it didn’t get any better when them moved from the city to a farm. Their first night at the farm, Tibby thought she saw something moving in the stable behind the house.
It turned out to be Warlord, an unwanted old horse, skinny and unkempt, left behind by the former owner who could find no buyer for him. Tibby, who has never before had a pet bigger than a goldfish, takes an interest.
A Different Kind of Sister
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. 1968, New York, cover art by Rob Howard
“Sally has the whole summer before her, full of adventures on horses with Amy Whitlowe and her friends, But what, thinks Sally, would they all say if they knew about her sister? Everyone’s supposed to be perfect at Gun Hill, so how can she explain her sister, who looks as if she’s grown up, but has the mind of a child?