Ponies, ponies, ponies
Miriam Burt Young
Miriam Burt Young (1913 -
Of her children’s books, four that I know of were horse books -
Miriam Burt Young’s books also appeared under the shorter name Miriam Burt: worth remembering when you are looking for her books!
Finding the books: Prance is very expensive; the other books are all easy to find, though Up and Away can be pricey. None were published in the UK.
Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
Mother Wore Tights at IMDB
A list of her books, with illustrations of some titles
Prance, a Carousel Horse
Thomas Y Crowell, New York, 1950, 116 pp, illus Amy Jones
A story about the life of a carousel horse in the 1920s.
The Dollar Horse
Harcourt, Brace & World, New York, 1961, illus William M Hutchinson
Keery is 10, and wants a horse for his birthday. However, he gets a single dollar, so has to work
out how to spend the dollar and earn enough money to buy his longed for horse.
If I Rode a Horse
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, New York, 1973, illus Robert Quackenbush (unpaginated)
A picture book: a boy daydreams about the sorts of horses and riding he wants to do when at
last he gets a horse.
Up and Away
Harcourt, New York, 1960, illus Sam Savitt
Wendy and Maureen are eager to learn how to ride. Tim, a talkative Irish groom, agrees to
teach them as long as they pay for their lessons with hard work.