Baker, Elizabeth Gillette

About the author

Elizabeth Gillette Baker (b.1923) graduated from Brighton High School, Rochester, New York, in 1941. She wrote the Tammy series, and an historical horse story set at the time of the Chicago fire.

Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find.

Links and sources
Brighton High School
Terri Wear: Horse Stories – An Annotated Bibliography

Bibliography (horse books only)

Fire in the Wind

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1961, 244 pp, illus Robert MacLean

Set during the time of the Chicago fire, this is the story of Jeff, whose Civil War veteran father is a detective in the Chicago police force. Jeff befriends a less fortunate boy, Newman Higginbotham, and helps Newman get a job as a stable boy. It looks as if this has backfired when Newman is accused of being involved in horse thefts from the stable. Jeff goes undercover to investigate.