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Holiday Summer

First printed as Somerhaze Farm

Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1958

Collins Seagull, London, 1960

Children’s Press, 1966, 1968

Reprinted 1968


Mary Lee Wade, from Virginia, wasn’t keen on the idea of an English
holiday on a farm, but the Randall family soon change her mind.



Dulcie and Her Donkey
(Jack Bechdolt & Decie Merwin)
EP Dutton, New York, 1944




Robin and Mr Jones
Oxford University Press, New York, 1953, hb, illus the author

(NB this is listed as being printed in New York - presumably an overseas office of OUP).


“Here is a horse story in which everyone has a horse. But mostly it is about eleven-year-old
Robin Reed, to whom the prospect of spending the summer with her maiden aunt seemed
very dull indeed. That is, until one day when she fell out of the apple tree just in front of a pony
and his startled rider. The pony was introduced as Mr. Jones, and when Robin was asked if
she would like to ride him, it seemed as though greater happiness were not possible – until
she discovered that riding real horses is not the same as riding the merry-go-round ones!”   




Bibliography - horse books only

Bibliography



Written and illustrated by Decie Merwin


Parachute Pup, J. B. Lippincott Co, New York, 1941

Welcome, Child, Oxford University Press, New York, 1944

Time for Tammie, Oxford University Press, London, New York ,1946

Pink-Tails, Oxford University Press, London, New York,1950

Rafferty Red, Abelard Press, New York, 1952

Robin and Mr. Jones, Oxford University Press, New York, 1953

Where's Teresa? J B Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, PA ,1956

Mostly the Meldons, J B Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, PA, 1957

Somerhaze Farm (Holiday Summer), J B Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, PA, 1958

Scottish Treasure Mystery, J B Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, PA, 1960


Illustrated by Decie Merwin


St. Nicholas, July 1918, Various, The Century Company  1918

Ernest Poole: The Hunter's Moon, The Macmillan Co, New York, 1925

Rusticus: Bucolic Beatitudes, Little, Brown & Co Boston, Mass, 1925

Unknown: Small Wares Being Marked Down, Little, Brown & Co, Boston, Mass, 1925

Louise Connolly: Mrs. Chatterbox and Her Family, The Macmillan Co, New York,1927

MacGregor Jenkins: Puttering Round, Little, Brown & Co, Boston, Mass, 1927

Nancy Byrd Turner: Magpie Lane, Harcourt, Brace & Co, New York, 1927

Beulah Folmsbee: Guki the Moon Boy and Other Plays, Harcourt, Brace & Co, New York, 1928

Rose Ryleman: Gay Go Up, Methuen, London, 1929

Margery Gordon: A Magic World, Compilor Decie Merwin, Appleton & Co, New York 1930

Mabel Louise Robinson Blue Ribbon Stories, Periodical/Newspaper The Macmillan Co. New York 1932

Rose Ryleman: The Easter Hare, and Other Stories, Methuen London, England 1932

Warren W. Read: Comparative Essays Present and Past, Nobles and Noble New York 1933

Julia Letheld Hahn: Everyday Friends - The Child Development Reader, Houghton Mifflin Boston, Mass 1935

Katharine Adam:s Scarlet Sheath The Macmillan Co. New York 1936

Ruth Simrall Mackoy: Cabin in the Sunshine, Johnson & Hardin, Cincinatti, OH 1936

Sir Walter Scott: Ivanhoe, Harcourt, Brace & Co, New York, 1936

Jack Bechdolt: John's Dragon, Oxford University Press, London, New York, 1937

Jack Bechdolt: Bandmaster's Holiday, Oxford University Press, London, New York, 1938

Jack Bechdolt: Saturday Magic, Oxford University Press, London, New York, 1940

Jane Quigg: Betsy Goes A Visiting, Oxford University Press, London, New York 1940

Eleanor Weakley Nolen: The Cowhide Trunk, Oxford University Press, London, New York 1941

Jack Bechdolt: The Vanishing Hounds, Oxford University Press ,London, New York 1941

Ethel Calvert Phillips: Brian's Victory, Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, Mass, 1942

Katharine Haviland Taylor: Nursery Night, J B Lippincott Co, New York, 1942

Katherien Wigmore Eyre: Susan's Safe Harbor, Oxford University Press, London, New York, 1942

Jack Bechdolt & Decie Merwin: Dulcie: or Half-a-yard of Linsey-wool, E P Dutton & Co, Inc, New York, 1943

Katherine Wigmore Eyre: Spurs for Antonia, Oxford University Press, London, New York, 1943

Ida Berry Riggs: Little Champion, The Macmillan Co, New York, 1944

Jack Bechdolt & Decie Merwin: Dulcie and Her Donkey, E P Dutton & Co, Inc, New York, 1944

Jack Bechdolt & Decie Merwin: Dulcie Sews a Sampler, E P Dutton & Co, Inc. New York ,1945

Mildred Lawrence: Susan's Bear - a Story Parade Picture Book Grosset & Dunlap, 1945

George H. Shapiro: Seventeen to Sing, Oxford University Press, New York ,1946

Ivy O. Eastwick: Fairies and Suchlike, E P Dutton & Co, Inc, New York, 1946

Werner: Wings of the Morning, Grosset & Dunlap, 1946

Jack Bechdolt: Trusty: The Story of A Police Horse, E P Dutton & Co, Inc, New York, 1947

Jack Bechdolt & Decie Merwin: Fairy Kittens, Oxford University Press, New York, 1947

Jeanette Perkins: Brown Little Book of Bedtime Songs & Prayers, Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, Nashville, TN, 1947

Rebecca Caudill: Happy Little Family (Fairchild Family Story), John C. Winston Co, Philadelphia, PA ,1947

Walter R. Brooks: Jenny and the King of Smithia, Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1947

Jack Bechdolt & Decie Merwin: Dulcie and the Gypsies, E P Dutton & Co, Inc, New York, 1948

Jack Bechdolt: Greg Sheridan, Reporter, E P Dutton & Co, Inc, New York, 1949

Rebecca Caudill: Schoolhouse in the Woods (Fairchild Family Story) (v. 2), Winston Co, Philadelphia, PA ,1949

Barbara Nolen: Luck and Pluck, DC Heath and Company, 1950

Edna Louise Sterling: English is Our Language No 4, DC Heath, Boston, Mass, 1950

Margaret Joyce Baker: Four Farthings and a Thimble, Longmans, Green & Co, New York, 1950

Margaret Joyce Baker: A Castle and Sixpence, Longmans, Green & Co, New York, 1951

Rebecca Caudill: Up and Down The River (Fairchild Family Story), Winston Co, Philadelphia, PA, 1951

Robin Palmer: Wise House, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1951

Sara Westbrook Brewton, Ed: Christmas Bells are Ringing, The Macmillan Co, New York, 1951

Jack Bechdolt & Decie Merwin: Oliver Becomes a Weatherman, Julian Messner, Inc, New York, 1953

Elizabeth Hoffman Honness: Mystery of the Diamond Necklace, J B Lippincott Co, Philadelphia, PA, 1954

Katherine Niles: The Angel in the Hayloft, Dutton, New York, 1954

Schmitt/Hannon: First Picture Dictionary of Little Catholics, Catechetical, 1955

Alvena Seckar: Misko, Oxford University Press, New York, 1956

Louis Untermeyer: The Singing World, Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1958

Rebecca Caudill: Schoolroom in the Parlor (Fairchild Famil Story), Winston Co, Philadelphia, PA, 1959

Ivy O Eastwick: Traveler's Joy, Poems, David McKay, New York, 1960