Ross, Diana

About the author

Diana Ross (1910–2000) was born in Malta, and educated at Girton College, Cambridge and the Central School of Art. She wrote, and illustrated, many books for young children, including her best known books, a series about a Little Red Engine, which humanised trains several years before the Revd Awdry. She wrote The Story of Louisa for the Picture Puffin series. It’s a charming tale of a horse determined to do her best for her elderly owner.

Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find, but copies do not always survive in good condition.

Links and sources
The British Library
A website on Diana Ross


The Story of Louisa

Puffin, London, 1945, illus Margaret Kaye
Picture Puffin Book no 35

A story for young children, Louisa loves pretty things, but her master is old and cannot get them for her, or support either of them. Louisa sets out to find herself a job, but will only take one if her master can find work there too.