The Little Brown Horse
Margaret G. Otto, il. Barbara Cooney
1959, Alfred A. Knopf
A foal goes in search of his missing friends, the cat and hen, and discovers a new crop of farm babies in this simple picture book.
About the Author
Margaret G. Hansl was a New York literary agent who married Stuart Otto. She was a neighbor of fellow author Robert Lawson (Rabbit Hill), and executor of his estate. She and her husband collaborated on nonfiction books for children, and Margaret wrote several picture books.
About the illustrator
Barbara Cooney (1917-2000) wrote and illustrated many children's books. This blog entry about her contains an image of the book's dust jacket.