Lauritzen, Jonreed

About the author

Jonreed Lauritzen (b.1902) was born in Utah, and educated at the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA and Columbia University. He worked with the US Department of the Interior on national parks and public lands. As a writer, he produced travel articles, and several children’s books. For The Legend of Billy Bluesage (1961), he won the Southern California Council on Children’s Literature award for the most notable children’s book published that year.

Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find.

Links and sources
Jonreed Lauritzen’s papers are at the Online Library of California
Terri Wear:  Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography

Bibliography (horse book only)

Young Mustangers

Little, Brown, Boston, 1957, 240 pp, illus Paul Lantz

Michael and Tenn find their cattle are missing, but there’s not a lot they can do, as their father is out of town for several weeks, with their only saddle horse. To fill the gap, they decide to catch some mustangs.