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Page Cooper

(Anice) Page Cooper (1891 - 1958) wrote numerous books, but the titles listed below are her horse titles. She was born in Salem, West Virginia, and educated at Ohio Wesleyan University. During the Second World War, she worked as a war correspondent in the Pacific, and wrote about the life of Navy nurses. After the war, she worked as an editor, and then as a freelance writer. Besides her horse stories, she also wrote non fiction, including Man o’ War, which she wrote with Roger Treat.

Finding the books: none of her horse titles were published in the UK. The majority of her horse titles are easy and cheap to find in the US. Red Tartar can be a little bit more expensive, but is by no means impossible.

Links and sources
Dustjacket of Red Tartar
Terri Wear: Horse Stories: An Annotated Biblipgraphy

Many thanks to Susan Bourgeau and Lisa Catz for pictures and information.

Pat's Harmony

World Publishing Company, Cleveland, 1952 , cover art Phillip Marini, illus Oliver Grimley

“Pat is sad when the colt her late father promised to her is lost on the range and presumed dead, but when
Harmony is found, the horse is so thin and weak that Pat wonders if he’ll ever be the jumper she’d hoped
he would be.”


World Publishing Company, 1954, illus Edward Shenton

World Library

“Peter and his friend Spud train Peter’s horse Thunder to do tricks, but Peter
really wants to train the horse to be a racehorse hoping that he will duplicate
his ancestor Man o’ War’s success.”


World Publshing Company,1955, illus Henry Pitz

Grosset & Dunlap's Famous Horse Stories edition

Grosset & Dunlap (no date given, original copyright of 1955 given)

cover art uncredited, internal illustrations Henry Pitz

“Franz and his father work the well-trained Lipizzaner stallions in their circus act,
but Franz longs for a horse of his own to train.”

Red Tartar

World Publishing Company, Cleveland,1957, illus Wesley Dennis

“Laurel Hill had been owned by the Courtney family for many generations, but the depression
started a downward fall, and now young Randy, his grandfatherl, and a two-year-old colt are all
that is left. But the colt is a great-grandson of Man o’ War, and Randy pins his hopes on the colt
being a racehorse, and supporting his grandfather and himself. A wealthy neighbour is still fuming
that Randy would not sell Red to him, and will do anything to keep Red out of the race.”

Silver Spurs to Monterey
World Publishing Co, Cleveland, 1956, illus Herman D Giesen


Great Horse Stories

Selected by Page Cooper

1946, illus Paul Brown

Bibliography - horse books only