Stolz, Mary

About the author

Author Mary Stolz (1920–2006) was born in Boston, and studied at Columbia University, where she worked as a secretary. Dogged by arthritis, she used her convalescence to write her first book, To Tell Your Love (1950), one of the earliest Young Adult novels. She wrote over 60 books, mostly for children, ranging from early readers to young adult novels, and won the Newbery Honor Medal for two of them: Belling the Tiger (1961) and The Noonday Friends (1965). Two of her books, Ferris Wheel and Cider Days, are horse stories.

Finding the books
Both titles are easy to find.

Links and sources
Mary Stolz, obituary, New York Times, 22 Jan 2007
Mary Stolz on Wikipedia
Terri Wear: Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography


Ferris Wheel
Cider Days

Bibliography (horse books only)

Ferris Wheel

Harper & Row, New York, 1977, 131 pp.

Kirkus review

Polly’s best friend moves away at the beginning of the summer holidays. All Polly has for company now is her brother, and they do not get on. Fortunately she has her buckskin pony Blondel too.

Cider Days

Harper & Row,  New York, 1978, 130 pp.
HarperTrophy, 1980

Kirkus review

Consuela now shares Polly’s pony Blondel, but Consuela is unhappy and spiky: she’s
desperately homesick for Mexico, and her father.