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C W Anderson
Illustration fron the UK printing of Hurricane Hill, by Brockhampton

Bibliography - Children’s Books

Billy and Blaze

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1936

Macmillan, New York, 1962

Aladdin Books, New York, 1992 (pb)

Billy loves horses. He gets a wonderful birthday present:  a bay pony with a white blaze, whom
he calls Blaze.

Blaze and the Gipsies
Macmillan, New York, 1937
Macmillan, New York 1962

Blaze and the Gipsies
Macmillan, New York, 1937
Macmillan, New York 1962

Blaze is stolen by gypsies, but manages to find his way back to Billy.

Blaze and the Forest Fire
Macmillan, New York, 1938
Macmillan, New York, 1962
Aladdin Books, New York, 1992 (pb)

Billy and Blaze come across a forest fire while out riding, and must take a dangerous
cross-country ride to get help.

Macmillan, New York, 1940

Salute has just been crippled on the track, and his owner gives him to 10 year old Pete, who
rehabilitates the colt.

High Courage
Macmillan, New York, 1941, 125 pp.

Bobcat had "high courage". Holley, a wise groom, bought him for Patsy, who had set her heart
on training "a big horse." Bobcat had a sense of humor, and he loved to nip. If a fence had
enough challenge, he would sail jump it, but if he was bored, he refused. Patsy shamelessly
bribed him with carrots, and this worked very well.  In this way Bobcat became a grand, powerful,
fast horse. 

Macmillan, New York, 1949

“Patsy’s chestnut steeplechase horse is too fast into his fences to be safe, so she decides to
have him trained as a flat racer.”

Blaze and the Gipsies
Macmillan, New York, 1937
Macmillan, New York 1962

Blaze Finds the Trail

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1950

Aladdin Books, New York, 2000

“Billy and Blaze get lost on a  long trail ride just as a storm is starting, but Billy knows that
Blaze will be able to find the way home.”

A Pony for Linda

Macmillan, New York, 1951

An edited version of the blurb:
“Linda loved ponies, and when she was seven she was given Daisy for her very own to
care for and ride. She took long rides with her mother and father, but she wished she knew
a little girl with a pony so they could go riding together. This story tells how she shared top
honors at a local horse show with another Linda and discovered a new friend.”

Linda and the Indians

Macmillan, New York, 1952

The Crooked Colt

Macmillan, New York, 1954

“The little colt can’t run like the other colts because he was born with crooked
legs.  He keeps on trying because he has a little girl for a friend who believes
in him.”

The Horse of Hurricane Hill

Macmillan, New York, 1957

Stephen Slade finds the colt: he realises he must have escaped from the
Albemarle Stables after a fire some months ago, and is distraught at the
thought of parting with him, but Mrs Albemarle, when he goes to give the
colt back, recognises the strength of his feeling, and signs the colt over
to him.  And so begins the training of the colt.

Blaze and the Gipsies
Macmillan, New York, 1937
Macmillan, New York 1962

Afraid to Ride

Macmillan, New York, 1957,
1962, 1969
Brockhampton , London, 1960
Scholastic, NY, 1967, pb

Fair Lady has been ruined:
Judy is afraid to ride. Mr Jeffers
hopes he can solve both
their problems.

Pony for Three

Macmillan, New York, 1958

Spot was a strong pony too, just right for three small riders, so there was never any trouble
about whose turn it was. It was always everybody's turn. Until the day, that is, when
fun-loving Spot hurt his leg while racing with a rabbit in the pasture. Then the children did
all they could to help him get well, and soon he was a pony for three again.”

Blaze and Thunderbolt

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1955

“While out West, Blaze befriends the wild horse Thunderbolt and helps Billy tame him.”

Blaze and the Mountain Lion

Macmillan, New York, 1959
Aladdin Books, New York, 1993

“While on vacation in the West with Blaze, Billy hears of a mountain lion that has been
terrorizing the ranch’s cattle.”

A Filly for Joan

Macmillan, New York, 1960

Joan gets a Thoroughbred filly for her birthday because she had outgrown her pony, and the
filly Gallant Lady grows up to be fast enough for the racetrack.”

Lonesome Little Colt

Macmillan, New York, 1961, unpaginated

The littie colt had no mother, and the other colts wouldn’t share their mothers with him.
Though Tommy and Mary give him extra love and attention, he is still lonely, but their father
comes up with just the right solution.

Blaze and the Gipsies
Macmillan, New York, 1937
Macmillan, New York 1962

Great Heart

Macmillan, New York, 1962

“Dan names his new jumper Great Heart, but shortens it to G H in case
he doesn’t do well, but the horse is a natural jumper and wins even
when Dan has to ride with a broken arm.”

Blaze and the Indian Cave

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1964

Billy plans an overnight trip to explore an old Indian cave. When he wakes up in the morning,
Blaze is gone. While out looking for him, Billy meets an old Indian who thinks that Blaze was
stolen by Joe Rattlesnake, and he helps Billy to track him.

Blaze and the Lost Quarry

Macmillan, New York, 1966

Aladdin Books, New York, 1994

Billy and Blaze find the way to an abandoned quarry where they get a chance to show their

Another Man o’ War

Macmillan, New York, 1966 112 pp.

The name Man o’ War has always been magic to Sally, and when she is old enough to have
a horse of her own, her grandfather buys her a colt from the Man o’ War line. It’s a risk: they
can’t be sure whether or not the colt will have the talent of his ancestor, but they are lucky, and
bit by bit the colt shows signs he has inherited well.

The Outlaw

Macmillan, New York, 1967

“Underneath the horse's wild ways, Janon and his father sense the true quality of the
Thoroughbred. Janon is certain he can gentle the magnificent black and make a successful
racer of him. And he thinks he knows how to go about it, using some of his great-grandfather’s
training methods with unbreakable horses. The secret is almost too simple to believe, but
gambling everything on it Janon sets out to win the trust of the black beauty he has named
King of Diamonds.”

Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1968
Aladdin Books, New York, 1997 (pb)

“Billy’s friend Tommy wants a gray pony very much and Blaze helps to find one for him.”

Phantom, Son of the Gray Ghost

Macmillan, New York, 1969

An edited version of the blurb:

“ From the moment he first sees her ride, Mr Jameson knows Sally has the
courage and spirit to do Phantom justice. The big, high-strung gray
Thoroughbred is too much horse for most riders, but Sally and Phantom
seem to understand one another...” 

Blaze Shows the Way

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1969
Aladdin Books, New York, 1994

Billy and his friend Tommy enter their ponies in a jumping competition.

Blaze Finds Forgotten Roads

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1970

“Billy and Tommy go exploring on their ponies Blaze and Dusty and find an old road.”

The Blind Connemara

Macmillan, New York, 1971

The Rumble Seat Pony

Macmillan, New York, 1971

An edited version of the blurb:

“Riding in the rumble seat of their mother's old yellow car, Peter, Pam and Melissa see a

neglected-looking pony standing alone in a field.  When they learn that the pony has been
abandoned by his former owners, the children lead him home, where they feed and clean him. 
They name the pony Treasure, and explore the countryside with  him. Peter finds him when

he is lost.”


T S Dennison, Minneapolis, 1967

Snowshoe won’t be trained to be ridden, but finds his metier when he rescues someone by
pulling a sleigh.

Adult Books

Deep Through the Heart: Profiles of Twenty Valiant Horses
Macmillan, New York, 1940


Macmillan, New York, 1942

Big Red

Macmillan, New York, 1943

Heads Up, Heels Down: A Handbook of Horsemanship and Riding

Macmillan, New York, 1944

An edited version of the blurb:

“[CW Anderson] tells you how to select a horse, how to judge his conformation, how to groom
and care for him, how to mount, how to walk, jog, trot, canter, gallop and jump. It is an ideal
book for anyone with a horse of his own....Here he emphasizes correct form in riding because
it is easiest on the mount, as well as on the rider.  No one who reads this book can fail to gain
a better appreciation and deeper understanding of his horse.”

A Touch of Greatness

Macmillan, New York, 1945

Blaze and the Gipsies
Macmillan, New York, 1937
Macmillan, New York 1962

Tomorrow’s Champion

Macmillan, New York, 1946

All Thoroughbreds

Harper, New York, 1948

The picture shows an advertisement for All Thoroughbreds, which is as close as I can get to a

photograph of the actual book.


Macmillan, New York, 1948

Horses are Folks

Harper, New York, 1950

Turf and Bluegrass

Harper & Brothers, New York, 1952

The Smashers,

Harper, New York, 1954

Colts and Champions

Harper, New York, 1956

This is a portfolio of pictures.

Horse Show

Harper & Brothers, New York, 1950

Black, Bay and Chestnut: Profiles of Twenty Favorite Horses

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1939

Profiles of 20 favourite horses, including Man O'War, War Admiral,
Greyhound, Gallant Fox, Exterminator and Battleship.

Accent on Youth
Harper, New York, 1958

Complete Book of Horses and Horsemanship

Macmillan, New York, 1963

The World of Horses

Harper and Row, New York, 1965

Portfolio of eight coloured prints.

C W Anderson’s Favourite Horse Stories

Dutton, New York

Before the Bugle

Macmillan, New York, 1968

The Look of a Thoroughbred

Harper & Row, New York, 1963

A book I have found mention of but no bibliographic detail:  

Gallant and Game

Twenty Gallant Horses

Macmillan New York, 1965

Horse of the Century: Man o’War

Macmillan, New York, 1970

The Miracle of Greek Sculpture

Dutton, New York, 1970

Illustrated By C W Anderson

I haven’t been able to find much that was illustrated but not written by C W Anderson.  I’m sure there is more out there, particularly from his early career, so if you know of anything, please contact me.

A Pony Called Lightning by Miriam E Mason

Macmillan 1948