Bailey, Jean

About the author

Jean Bailey (1904–92) was born in Kansas. She was a teacher and a librarian, and wrote several children’s books. During World War II she served as a lieutenant in the Waves. Cherokee Bill won the William Allen White Children’s Book Prize in 1955.

Finding the book
The book is very easy to find. It wasn’t published in the UK.

Links and sources
Terri A Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the photograph.

Bibliography (horse books only)

Cherokee Bill – Oklahoma Pacer

Abingdon Cokesbury Press, 1952, 190 pp, illus Pers Crowell

The Cherokee Strip is to be opened up for homesteading. David and his family need a faster horse to have a chance of getting the land that they want, and they strike lucky when a badly treated horse follows their wagon into camp.