Leland Silliman was born in New York. He was a swimming coach, and during the World War II, was involved with the Navy’s swimming programme. He wrote several children’s books, amongst which the best known book was probably The Scrapper, about summer camp life. He wrote two horse books, about the palomino Golden Cloud, who is taught to do tricks.
Finding the books:neither of the books was published in the UK. Both are reasonably easy to find in the USA, and are generally reasonably priced.
Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987