Coates, Belle

About the author

Belle Coates wrote several animal books for children, including That Colt Fireplug, which has the benefit of beautiful illustrations by Wesley Dennis.

Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find.

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

Bibliography (horse books only)

That Colt Fireplug

Scribner, New York, 1958, 55 pp, illus Wesley Dennis

Tim buys an orphaned foal. The foal is part draft horse. Tim knows the foal’s ancestors were fire horses, so he wonders what lies in store for his colt.