Miriam Young (1913-1974)

American author. Born 1913 and grew up in the San Francisco area. She was a highly prolific writer of children's books, a large number of which were animal stories, including some pony themed ones. Her books were mainly aimed at a fairly young readership. Her most popular story by far was Miss Suzy, a story about a little squirrel. She also wrote a couple of non-fiction books about her parent's early lives and theatrical careers, including Mother Wore Tights which was made into a 1940s Oscar winning musical starring Betty Grable.

Horse & Pony Books:

PRANCE, A CAROUSEL HORSE
(CROWELL 1950)
ILLUSTRATED BY AMY JONES
Very rare.
SUMMARY: The adventures of a carousel horse, set in the 1920s. Prance is the youngest horse on a traveling merry-go-round. He feels lonely and wants a child he can call his special friend

THE DOLLAR HORSE
(HARCOURT, BRACE & WORLD 1961)
ILLUSTRATED BY WILLIAM M. HUTCHINSON
Reprinted as a Scholastic paperback edition.
EDITIONS PICTURED; 1st edition, Scholastic paperback edition.
SUMMARY: Keery is hoping that this next Birthday will bring him the present he has always dreamed of - a horse. But instead he gets a measly one dollar! Overcoming his disappointment, he sets out to turn that one dollar into many more. Will he ever make enough to buy his very own horse?

IF I RODE A HORSE
(LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD 1973)
ILLUSTRATED BY ROBERT QUACKENBUSH
EDITION PICTURED; 1st edition
SUMMARY: Picture book, one of a series of picture books for younger readers by the author. This is the only horsy one and explores what it would be like to ride a horse in different places in the world.

Collector's Info:
The Dollar Horse and I Rode a Horse are easy to find in America, but fairly hard elsewhere. Prance, a Carousel Horse is very rare, even in the USA, and will probably be very expensive.