Cook, Lynn

About the author

Lyn Cook is a Canadian author who has written numerous children’s books. One, Jady and the General, has some horse content. She has worked as a drama teacher, scriptwriter, narrator, and a director for the CBC. She was the first children’s librarian in Sudbury.

Finding the book
Easy to find.

Links and sources
Lyn Cook on Scholastic (link no longer works)
Thanks to Lisa Catz for the summary and picture.

Bibliography (horse books only)

Jady and the General

Macmillan, Toronto, 1955, 242 pp, illus Murray Smith
Macmillan, Toronto, 1966, 242 pp, illus Murray Smith

Jady lives on a peach farm in Niagara, Canada. He dreams of having a horse of his own, and becomes friends with an American boy who invites him to his Vermont home. The Vermont home turns out to be a horse farm which raises Morgans. Jady rides a horse called Firebird while he’s there, and when he’s given the horse, renames him The General, an appropriately Canadian name; but whatever he’s called, he’s a fine horse to have adventures on.