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A Ride for Jenny

Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1964, 158 pp, illus Jacqueline Tomes

Kirkus review


Jenny and her friends want to go on a camping trip, but they have no money. So, they decide to raise
some by putting on a circus show. Unfortunately Jenny has been boasting about her prowess with
horses, so she gets given the job of doing a bareback act on the retired circus horse Dolly. Even more
unfortunately, Jenny’s scared of horses.








Valeria Griffith was friends with the children’s author Jeanette Eyerly. Together they wrote a syndicated column, Family Diary, and under the name Jennifer Griffith, they wrote Dearest Kate. Valeria Griffith wrote one children’s horse story, a sequel to Jenny the Firemaker.


Finding the book: easy to find.


Links and sources

Jeanette Eyerly’s papers are at the University of Iowa Libraries

Jeanette Eyerly’s obituary, New York Times

Jeanette Griffith

Terri Wear: Horse Stories - An Annotated Bibliography

Bibliography - horse books only

Valeria Griffith