Brady, Irene

About the author

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)


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.