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Priscilla D Willis

Priscilla D Willis, who also wrote as Mary Scott Adams, wrote three horse books. The first two books are about Alfred and his horse The Saint; the third, as far as I know, is about different characters.


Finding the books: all the books are reasonably easy to find in the US though are generally ex-library. The books weren’t published in the UK.


Links and sources

Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories - An Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987

Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the photographs.

Jory and the Buckskin Jumper
St Martin’s Press, New York, 1960, 229 pp,  illus Laurence Bjorklund



“After having seen an open jumper class at the horse show, Jory returns home to his horse Pete
intent on turning the buckskin cow pony into an Olympic quality jumper.”

The Race Between the Flags

Longmans, Green & Co, New York, 1955, illus Carl Kidwell.  177 pp.



Alfred hopes that he’ll be able to win some steeplechases on The Saint, but his plans are dashed
when he finds out he can’t get a jockey licence until he is sixteen. He’s going to have to give the
ride on The Saint to someone else.

Alfred and the Saint
Longmans, Green & Co, New York, 1952,179 pp, illus Carl Kidwell



Alfred, who is mute, loves horses. His special favourite is a hunter, The Saint, but the horse
suffers a heart attack, and is supposed to be put down. Alfred, his father, and daughter of the
horse’s owner, plot to save the horse. When he is better, the horse makes possible an operation
to restore Alfred’s voice.

Bibliography - horse books only