Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bea Dare, American Saddle Colt (1946)

Bea Dare, American Saddle Colt
Pers Crowell, author and illustrator
1946, Whittlesey House, McGraw Hill

This short book, lavishly illustrated, follows the early life of an American Saddlebred colt, Beau Dare.  

Although it is framed as a fictional story, this is basically a nonfiction book aiming to educate children about horses.  I didn't find it very interesting as fiction, and somewhat awkward as nonfiction.  The artwork is lovely.

The oddly sepia tone of the drawings was the only drawback.

The copy I read lacked a cover.  The inside covers more than made up for this.

Also by Pers Crowell (as author)
First To Ride (nonfiction)
What Can A Horse Do? (nonfiction)
Cavalcade Of American Horses

Illustrated by Crowell (horse)
Cherokee Bill, Oklahoma Pacer by Jean Bailey
Wild Horse by Glenn Balch
Lost Horse by Glenn Balch
The Christmas Horse by Glenn Balch
The Midnight Colt by Glenn Balch
Skylark Farm by Joan Beckman
Golden Lady, The Story of An American Show Horse by Eleanor Brown
Wendy Wanted A Pony by Eleanor Brown
A Horse For Peter by Eleanor Brown
Golden Mare by William Corbin
Silver by Thomas Clark Hinkle

The Whistling Stallion by Stephen Holt
Phantom Roan by Stephen Holt
Rain Cloud, The Wild Mustang by Margaret Kraenzle
The First Book of Horses by McLennan McMeekin

Midnight by Rutherford Montgomery
Big Red, A Wild Stallion by Rutherford Montgomery
Nez Perce, Buffalo Horse by William Sanderson
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (abridged by Alice Thorne, 1962)
Golden Cloud by Leland Silliman
Golden Cloud In Texas by Leland Silliman

Horses, Horses, Horses (short stories, editor Phyllis R. Fenner)

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