Rushmore, Helen

About the author

Helen Rushmore was educated at the University of Tulsa (who now hold most of her papers). She taught, was a school librarian, and wrote. Her works included animal books with cows and goats as the central characters – not particularly common, as well as the more usual dogs, cats and horses.

Finding the books
All easy to find.

Links and sources
Helen Rushmore’s papers are at the de Grummond collection, and the University of Tulsa
Terri Wear: Horse Stories – An Annotated Bibliography

Bibliography (horse books only)

Ponca, Cowpony

Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1952, 175 pp, illus Pete Burchard

Chip, when he grows up, wants to be a partner with his father at the Circle S Ranch. He tries to act responsibly, but the veneer of responsibility doesn’t last long when you have taught your horse Ponca to take hats back to the ranch for apples….

Cowboy Joe of the Circle S

Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1950, 147 pp.

An 8-year-old boy becomes a cowboy.

Dancing Horses of Acoma

World Pub, Cleveland, 1963, 163 pp, illus Wolf Robe Hunt

A collection of Indian stories, amongst which is The Dancing Horses of Acoma.