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Eleanor Lowenton Clymer

Harry, the Wild West Horse

Atheneum, New York, 1963, illus Leonard Shortall

Macmillan, New York,1972

Hamish Hamilton, London, 1964, 88 pp.

Hamish Hamilton, London, 1965

Transworld Publishers, 1996

Harry the horse is out of a job when the farmer replaces him with a tractor. Farmer’s son Thomas
decides he and Harry are going to go in a different direction, and he tries to get a job for them in
a Wild West show.

Eleanor Lowenton Clymer wrote widely for children, but despite this, biographical information on her is very thin on the ground.


Finding the book: findable; Harry rather more so as it went into so many editions.


Links and sources

Terri Wear: Horse Stories - An Annotated Bibliography

Bibliography - horse books only

The Horse in the Attic

Bradbury, 1983, illus Ted Lewin



Caroline’s family can’t afford riding lessons for her, but she tries to be patient about it. When the
family move to a run down country house, she finds a huge picture of a racehorse in the attic of
the old stable.