Rockwood, Joyce

About the author

Joyce Rockwood was born in the Midwest and educated at the University of Georgia. With her husband, a professor of anthropology at the University of Georgia, she has researched the Native Indians of Southern USA. The results have been several highly acclaimed children’s stories: Long Man’s Song, To Spoil the Sun and her one horse story, Groundhog’s Horse.

Finding the book
Easy to find.

Links and sources
Joyce Rockwood at Macmillan
Terri Wear: Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography
Thanks to Lisa Catz for the photograph and summary

Bibliography (horse books only)

Groundhog‘s Horse

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc, New York, 1978, 115 pp, illus Victor Kalin.

In 1750, a young Cherokee boy loses his horse, Midnight, when it is stolen in a raid. The horse is neither exceptionally good looking, or exceptionally fast, so the Cherokees do not feel it is worththeir time to form a party and go after the horse. Offended, Groundhog makes his own plans, and sets off for enemy territory to recover his horse.