Hallowell, Priscilla

About the author

Priscilla C Hallowell (1908–98) was a native of New York who wrote children’s books, including Hector Goes Fishing and The Long Nosed Princess. Her one horse book was presumably inspired by her own love of horses; she was a noted horsewoman who hunted regularly in both America and England. She was also a dog owner, and owned at least one pedigree poodle during her life.

Finding the book
Not an easy book to find, and tends to be expensive when it does turn up. It was not published in the UK.

Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
The Boston Globe, obituary, March 4, 1988 (no longer accessible)
Plot summary – Lisa Catz

Bibliography (horse books only)

Dinah and Virginia

Viking Press, New York, 1956, 127 pp, illus Paul Lantz

Dinah’s first horse has arrived, and the whole Webster family gathers around as Virginia arrives. The mare has had a very full life. She has been a racehorse, a show horse, has hunted, and even played polo.  Not only that: Virginia can talk. Not to everyone, just to Dinah. She is very patient, although not always very subtle, and teaches Dinah horse management along with riding.