About the author
Robert Lawson (1892–1957) studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art. His first illustration was published in Harper’s Weekly in 1914. His career was put on hold during World War I, when he served in the US Army camouflage unit. After the war, he started illustrating children’s books, and went on to work on around 40, as well as writing and illustrating 17 of his own. Several of his books looked at a famous person through the eyes of an animal, and include Mr Revere and I, in which the horse Scheherazade spills the beans on Mr Revere.
Finding the book
In print. First editions can be pricey; the special limited edition is very expensive.
Links and sources
Robert Lawson on Wikipedia
Terri Wear: Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography
Bibliography (horse book only)
Mr. Revere and I: being an account of certain episodes in the
career of Paul Revere, Esq., as recently revealed by his horse,
Scheherazade, late pride of His Royal Majesty’s 14th Regiment of
Foot / set down and embellished with numerous drawings by Robert
Little Brown, Boston, 1953, 152 pp, illus the author
Little Brown, Boston, 1981, 152 pp, illus the author
Little Brown, Boston, 2010
There is also a special 1953 edition of 500 copies, signed by the author,
with a slipcase, and extra plates
A story told by a horse: Sherry tells the events that made her switch her loyalties from the king’s men to Paul Revere. She played a pivotal role in warning the country the British were coming, despite her rider’s ineptitude.