Ponies, ponies, ponies
Dorothy Childs Hogner
Dorothy Childs lived in Connecticut most of her life, though she studied at the University of New Mexico (where she met her husband, Nils Hogner) and the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. She married Nils Hogner in 1932, and the two worked on many books together. He illustrated most of her books, many of which were aimed at the younger child reader. She and her husband specialised in growing culinary herbs, about which she wrote a book, as well as several travel books.
Finding the books: all are reasonably easy to find in the USA. Only Stormy had a UK publication, and it is very easy to find.
Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the photographs.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1950, 190 pp, illus Nils Hogner, 190 pp
Disney made a film based on the book: Wild Burro of the West
The Education of a Burro
Thomas Nelson & Sons, New York, 1936, illus Nils Hogner
Stormy, the First Mustang
Oxford University Press, 1941, 151 pp, illus Nils Hogner
Hutchinson, London, hb, 1944, 127 pp
An historical story: when the Spaniards had to release their horses on the
shores of the Gulf of Mexico, most of them could not cope. Stormy, who
was just a baby, was able to adjust and survive.
Daisy, a Farm Fable
Oxford University Press, New York, 1949, 48 pp, illus Nils Hogner
Daisy’s mother was a work horse, and Daisy was determined she was not going to work as
her mother did. She tried to turn herself into an elegant horse.
Reward for Brownie
Oxford University Press, New York, 1944, 28 pp, illus Nils Hogner
Brownie is a police horse, entering retirement.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1938, 47 pp, illus Nils Hogner
The Horse Family
Oxford University Press, New York, 1953, 70 pp, illus Nils Hogner
This I think is non fiction.
Our American Horse
Thomas Nelson & Sons, New York, 1944, 114 pp, illus Nils Hogner
This book covers the American horse from Eohippus to the horse in 1940s America, taking in the
introduction of the horse to North America by Cortez, the horse in the opening up of the West, and
a gallop through Morgans, Police Horses, the Pony Express and much more.