Sunday, October 4, 2009

Blaze Finds Forgotten Roads

Blaze Finds Forgotten Roads

C.W. Anderson, author and illustrator

1970, The Macmillan Company

Billy and Tommy go riding on their ponies Blaze and Dusty, and explore the woods by making every right turn. They quickly become lost, find a ruined cabin, jump a wide stream and picnic by a waterfall.

Unusual for the Blaze series in that much of it takes place in thick woods, with the boys ducking to avoid branches, etc. Unusual for Anderson, too, whose drawings usually portray riders using grassy lanes with the occasional low stone wall. I could swear Blaze and Dusty grow taller in this one. There's one drawing where Blaze looks very much like a horse, and Dusty looks leggier than previously. Quibbles, all. These are some of the most engaging drawings in the series, with both children and horses looking interestedly around as they scout new territory.


Blaze - bay pony with four socks and a blaze

Dusty - grey spotted pony

Billy And Blaze books
Billy And Blaze
Blaze And The Gypsies
Blaze And The Forest Fire
Blaze Finds The Trail
Blaze And Thunderbolt
Blaze And The Mountain Lion
Blaze And The Indian Cave
Blaze And The Lost Quarry
Blaze And The Gray Spotted Pony
Blaze Shows The Way
Blaze Finds Forgotten Roads

Other Books (picture)
A Pony For Linda
The Crooked Colt
Pony For Three
Lonesome Little Colt

Other Books
High Courage
The Horse of Hurricane Hill
Afraid To Ride
Phantom, Son Of The Gray Ghost
A Filly For Joan
Great Heart
Another Man O'War
The Outlaw

Other Books (nonfiction)
Tomorrow’s Champions
Horses Are Folks
The Smashers
Heads Up, Heels Down
Deep Through The Heart
Twenty Gallant Horses
Complete Book Of Horses And Horsemanship

1 comment:

Sebastian said...

Great listing of the books in the series. Helped me deconflict titles a bit.