Ponies, ponies, ponies
Ann Cottrell Free
Ann Cottrell Free (1916 -
She helped and supported the marine biologist Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, and herself wrote widely on pollution. After Rachel Carson died, Ann launched a campaign to establish the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.
Ann Cottrell Free wrote one children’s book: Forever the Wild Mare. Helen A Monsell, in a review of the book in the Richmond Times Dispatch, said: "For horse lovers, be they boys or girls, this is a must. For the smaller group of camel lovers it will also be delightful reading. Moreover, if you like Scotsmen, Buddhist lamas, United States Senators, delinquent boys or moral lessons -
Finding the book: this book is reasonably easy to find in the USA, though very good copies of the first edition can tend be expensive. The book was not printed in the UK. It is now available as an ebook.
Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
A website about Ann Cottrell Free
Obituary, Boston Globe, October 31, 2004
Forever the Wild Mare
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1963, 178 pp, illus Sam Savitt
Flying Fox Press, 2005
Jebby Andrews is a high school student who seeks something of his countryside upbringing in
Shenendoah by befriending the wild Mongolian mare at the city zoo. Jebby wants to free the mare,
and ride her, despite warnings from a Tibetan lama and an explorer-
warnings, Jebby keeps on trying to achieve his goals.