Weiss, Harvey

About the author

Harvey Weiss (b.1922) is an American author and illustrator, born in New  York. He has written and illustrated several books, including two books about Paul, who longs for a splendid horse, but instead gets Herman, 28, a former plough horse.

Finding the books
Reasonably easy to find.

Links and sources
Harvey Weiss’ papers are at the de Grummond collection
Terri Wear: Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography
Thanks to Lisa Catz for summaries and photographs.


Paul’s Horse Herman
Horse in No Hurry

Bibliography (horse books only)

Paul‘s Horse Herman

G P Putnam‘s Sons, New York, 1958, 72 pp, illus the author

Paul has wanted a horse of his own for a long time. Sometimes he has pictured himself with a coal-black stallion, or a palomino with a beautiful white mane and tail. What he gets is Herman, a 28-year-old ex-plough horse, who snores when he sleeps, and spits out  apple cores, but has a great sense of direction when needed.

Horse in No Hurry

G P Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1961, 71 pp, illus the author

Paul and Jessica decide to race Herman against Morton the dog, to see who is slower, but they encounter many diversions along the way, including using Herman as a billboard to advertise a movie, and trouble with the police.