Wormser, Richard

About the author

Richard Wormser (1908–77) was a prolific writer, producing over 300 short stories, 200 novelettes and 12 books. He wrote two children’s western stories for which he won the Western Spur Award: Ride a Northbound Horse and The Black Mustanger.

Finding the books
Easy to find.

Links and sources
Richard E Wormser at Wikipedia
The Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award
Terri Wear Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography

Bibliography (horse books only)

Ride a Northbound Horse

William Morrow & Company, New York, 1964, 190 pp, illus Charles Gear
Scholastic, New York, 1964, pb.
Oxford University Press, London, 1964, 122 pp, illus Victor Ambrus
Oxford University Press, London, 1971 pb

Cav, 13, is heading from Alabama to Texas with his family, when Swamp Fever claims all their lives except Cav’s. He is left with a team of oxen, a wagon, and some household goods. Having nothing to go back to, he decides to keep heading west to Texas. He outbids a peddler for horse, and sets off, but the peddler is still set on having the horse, and follows Cav.

The Black Mustanger

William Morrow, New York, 1971, 190 pp, illus Don Bolognese

Dan’s father is recuperating from a broken leg, and Dan gets a job helping the black mustanger Will round up a herd of wild horses.