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Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran (1911 - ) also wrote under the names Paige Dixon and Gail Hamilton. An only child, she began writing to amuse herself, writing stories on her doctor father’s prescription pads. She was educated at Wellesley College, and started her literary career writing plays. It was as an author of books for the younger teenager that she became best known. She has written at least two horse books.

Finding the books: both books are easy to find in the USA. They were not printed in the UK.

Links and sources

Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987

National Library of Congress

Barbara Corcoran on Book Rags

Bibliography - horse books only

A Horse Named Sky

Atheneum, New York, 1986, 187 pp

Georgia and her mother move from the East Coast to Montana to get away from
Georgia’s alcoholic father. Georgia dreams of owning a horse in Montana.  

The Long Journey

Atheneum, New York, 1970, 197 pp, illus Charles Robinson

Macmillan, 1974, pb

Laurie’s grandfather is suspicious of many thanks, including towns, orphanages and hospitals.
However, when he starts to lose his sight, he has to ask Laurie to ride her horse Hook from their
isolated home to Butte to get her Uncle Arthur’s help.