Lawrence, Mildred Elwood

About the author

Mildred Elwood Lawrence (1907–79) was born in Illinois in 1907 and was educated at Lawrence College and Yale. She started work at the Flint Journal, until she and her family settled in Florida in the 1940s. She wrote stories for her own daughter, and later books which addressed issues pertinent to teenagers of the time. She wrote one book with a horse connection, One Hundred White Horses.

Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find.

Links and sources
Mildred Lawrence’s papers are at the de Grummond collection
Terri Wear:  Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography

Bibliography (horse book only)

One Hundred White Horses

Harcourt Brace, New York, 1953, 176 pp, illus Oscar Leibman

Set in 1886. To make her wishes come true, Penny needs to see one hundred white horses. By the time she reaches Florida, where her father is setting up a store, she’s only clocked up 77. Will there be enough white horses in Florida to make her wish come true?