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Doodlebug

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1977, 35 pp, illus the author

As A Horse Named Doodlebug

Scholastic Book Services, New York,1979



A young girl finds that the injured, disheveled pony she buys out of pity
at an auction is really the black stallion of her dreams.




Irene Brady is an American author and illustrator, best known for her animal stories. She’s written on many different animals; her one horse story is Doodlebug, which changed title and  front cover orientation when it appeared as a paperback. She also wrote America’s Horses and Ponies (1969) - non fiction, but it looks a lovely book.


Finding the book:  easy to find in both printings.


Links and sources

Irene Brady on Meet the author

Irene Brady’s blog

Bibliography - horse books only

Irene Brady