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Joan Gilbert


Joan Sewell Gilbert is an author about whom I’ve not yet been able to turn up any information, which is a surprise, as her most recent horse book, Holiday Horses, was only published in 2007. Missouri Horses, and Mule Boy I think are non-fiction, but I’ve included them because Missouri Horses looks fascinating, even to someone, like me, who has only the dimmest idea about American breeds like the Saddlebred.


Finding the books: all are easy to find in the USA; none were published in the UK.


Links and sources

National Library of Congress

More on Missouri Horses




Bibliography - horse books only

Summerhill Summer

Bethany Press, St Louis, 1967, 208 pp


"Much against her wishes, Judy Turner goes to spend the summer with her brother Ted and his
family at their large, mystery-enshrouded country home called Summerhill. She becomes
acquainted with Barry, nephew of the former horse trainer at Summerhill."

Mule Boy

Canal History and Technology Press, Easton, PA, 2004, 243 pp, illus Kathhryn Schaar Burke

Missouri Horses: Gift to a Nation

Mogho Books, Hallsville, MO, 2003, sketches by Adele Graham


Non fiction.

Holiday Horses

Mogho Books, Hallsville, MO, 2007, illus Adele Graham



Other than that this is fiction and features Saddlebreds, I know nothing about it!