Colver, Anne

About the author

Anne Colver (1908–91) was an Ohio-based author, probably best known for her children’s books about Abraham Lincoln. She was the great niece of Archibald Willard, about whom she wrote a book called Yankee Doodle Painter. Amongst her books are three titles which are horse books (though there may well be more – please let me know if you can identify them).

Finding the books
All the books are findable in the USA, though pricing is erratic. None were printed in the UK.

Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
National Library of Congress
Thanks to Lisa Catz and Susan Bourgeau for the photographs.

Bibliography (horse books only)

Lucky Four

Duell, Sloane and Pearce, New York, 1960, 150 pp, illus Albert Orbaan

Jill feels she’s failed with both her 4-H projects and her school play. She asks Alex for help with her new 4-H project, the pregnant mare Dolly.

Borrowed Treasure

Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1958, 83 pp, illus Bernard Krigstein
Republished as Shooting Star, Scholastic, pb, 1972

Mr Perkins agrees to let Molly and Pip keep his horse for the winter. They get their local Youth Centre kids to help take care of the horse, Borrowed Treasure, but the new girl Dori won’t go.

Pluto: Brave Lipizzaner Stallion

Garrad Pub Co, Champagne, Ilinois, 1978, 48 pp, illus Sam Savitt

Max hopes to get a job taking care of the Lipizzaner horses that have been forced to flee from Vienna during the war, and he hopes to work with the brave horse Pluto most of all.”