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Genevieve Torrey Eames

Genevieve Torrey Eames was born in California, and lived in the United States, Paris and London. In the introduction to one of her earliest books, A Horse to Remember, she said: “All my life has been mixed up, somehow, with dogs and horses. So, naturally when I sat down to write a story , I wrote about what I know best - dogs and horses!” A Horse to Remember won the Julia Ellsworth Ford Foundation award for Children's Literature.

Finding the books: Flying Roundup, Pat Rides the Trail, A Horse to Remember, Good Luck Colt and Ghost Town Cowboy are all reasonably easy to find, though copies are generally ex-library. Handy of the Triple S (a dog story) is expensive, and harder to find. A Horse to Remember was published in the UK, and is reasonably easy to find here, though much less so with its dustjacket.

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Reviews and pictures of A Horse to Remember, The Good Luck Colt and Pat Rides the Trail

A Horse to Remember

Messner, New York, 1947, illus Paul Brown, 146 pp. (left)
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1949, 145 pp.  Illus Paul Brown (right)

A review of A Horse to Remember.

Jarvis prefers watching horses being cared for than to ride them. He loves
Joker, an ugly horse neglected by everyone except him. Joker begins to change
colour and turns palomino, at which point Jarvis’ father wants to sell him. Jarvis
now has to learn to ride, and earn the right to keep Joker.  

Flying Roundup

Messner, New York, 1957, illus Lorence F Bjorklund, 190 pp.

Johnny is fishing when he first sees the wild horses being rounded up by an airplane - they are
being rounded up slaughter, and it’s his best friend’s father, Vern who is flying the plane. Johnny

Longs for a particular chestnut colt in a wild herd, and his friend, Charlie Running Horse, plans to
catch and brand the herd, and promises Johnny the colt if he helps. Vern offers to help look for
the colt, but his plane crashes. This makes Johnny rethink the situation of the wild horses. Perhaps
they should go to make room for cattle. And more importantly he learns that as much as  you love
an animal, you love a brave man more.

Ghost Town Cowboy

Messner, New York, 1951, illus Paul Brown, 176 pp.

To Steve the west is much more exciting than the deserted mining town, and helping Gopher Pete.
He watches cattle, cowboys and horses, and wishes he could be a rancher instead of a miner. His
only consolation is his pet calf Whitey. To save his calf from being eaten, Steve runs away to the
ranch. He finds ranching more exciting than he had ever dreamed, but learns Gopher Pete is in
danger, and goes back to help him.

The Good Luck Colt

Messner, New York, 1953, illus Paul Brown, 191 pp.

A review of The Good Luck Colt.

Martin and his father dream of winning the Hambletonian with one of their Standardbred horses.
Martin’s colt, Good Luck, is a promising trotter, but he will not be able to race unless Martin can
trace the colt’s dam’s papers.

Bibliography - horse books only

Pat Rides the Trail

Messner, New York, 1946, illus Dan Noonan, 146 pp.

A review of Pat Rides the Trail.

Pat Carey buys the mare West Wind at auction, and enters her in the
Hundred Mile Trail Ride.


Handy of the Triple S

Messner, New York, 1949, illus Paul Brown, 164 pp.

Horses, Horses, Horses: Phyllis Fenner

A short story: Jarvis Discovers Gold