Glen Rounds (1906-2002)

Award winning American author and illustrator. Born in South Dakota in 1906, he grew up on ranches in Montana and then studied art in Kansas. Before becoming an author, he did a variety of jobs including working as a cowboy and a carnival medicine man! His books, unsurprisingly given his background, are almost all of the cowboy/ranching type theme, and those which are horse-related usually fit into this framework too. Many of them are also for younger readers, although can be read by all ages.

Glen Rounds illustrated both his own books and those of other authors. When severe arthritis in his right arm prevented him from drawing, he learned to draw left-handed, so that some of his later books have illustrations with a different style!

(Sources: Obituary, New York Times)

Whitey Series:
Younger children's picture book cowboy series. Whitey and his cousin Josie live with their Uncle on his ranch and despite their tender years are determined to be good cowboys. Varying horse content in the books, some have plots centring around horses, in others the horses are just part of the backdrop of a ranch setting. However have included them all for reasons of clarity and also for those of you who like cowboy stories!

This is the possible reading order, although due to lack of information, this may not be correct and also may not be the complete series! If you know more please let me
Know!

ALL ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR

PAY DIRT
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1938)
SUMMARY: Whitey and his uncle leave the ranch to prospect for gold.

WHITEY'S SUNDAY HORSE
(GROSSET & DUNLAP 1941)
Reprinted in hardback
SUMMARY: Whitey finds a wild colt which he wants to keep for his very own horse.

WHITEY LOOKS FOR A JOB
(GROSSET & DUNLAP 1941)
Reprinted in hardback
SUMMARY: Whitey wants a job so he can pay for a proper haircut instead of being cropped with the sheep shears!

WHITEY'S FIRST ROUND-UP
(GROSSET & DUNLAP 1942)
Reprinted in hardback and paperback

WHITEY AND JINGLEBOB
(GROSSET & DUNLAP 1946)
SUMMARY: Whitey's uncle invents a strange contraption for his nephew to use for riding practice.

WHITEY AND THE RUSTLERS
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1951)

WHITEY AND THE BLIZZARD
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1952?)

WHITEY TAKES A TRIP
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1954)
Reprinted in hardback and paperback

WHITEY ROPES AND RIDES
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1956)
Reprinted in paperback

WHITEY AND THE WILD HORSE
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1958)
Reprinted in hardback and paperback
SUMMARY: Whitey and Josie find a horse trapped in a pit and left to die by a horse hunter. They rescue and tame the horse but then the hunter comes looking or itů

WHITEY AND THE COLT KILLER
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1962)
Reprinted in hardback and paperback
SUMMARY: Whitey and Josie set off to capture a wolf that has been killing colts

WHITEY'S NEW SADDLE
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1963)
Reprinted in paperback
SUMMARY: Whitey has problems trying to earn some money for a new saddle

Collectors info:
These are fairly easy to get hold of in the USA, although some titles are rarer than others. Elsewhere a bit harder to find.

Other Horse & Pony Books:

THE BLIND COLT
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1941)
ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR
Reprinted in hardback
Also a Children's Book Club edition.
Reprinted in paperback a number of times by Scholastic
EDTIONS PICTURED: Book Club edition, early and later paperback editions
SUMMARY: A wild blind colt is adopted by a young boy. Based on a true story.

STOLEN PONY
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1948)
ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR
Reprinted in hardback
Reprinted in paperback a number of times by Scholastic
EDTIONS PICTURED: Early and later paperback editions
SUMMARY: Horse and dog story. When outlaws discover the horse they have stolen is blind and turn him loose in the badlands, the horse's canine friend must lead him to safety.

HUNTED HORSES
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1951)
ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR
Reprinted in paperback
SUMMARY: A wild appaloosa stallion must protect his herd against the many dangers which threaten them.

BLIND OUTLAW
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1960?)
ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR
Reprinted in hardback
Reprinted in paperback a number of times by Scholastic
EDTIONS PICTURED: Early and later paperback editions
SUMMARY: A blind outlaw horse is tamed by a boy who cannot talk.

WILD HORSES OF THE RED DESERT
aka WILD HORSES
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1969)
ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR
Reprinted in paperback by Scholastic
Reprinted under the name WILD HORSES by Holiday House in 1993
EDTIONS PICTURED: 1st edition, reprint with new title
SUMMARY: Picture book story of a herd of wild horses.

ONCE WE HAD A HORSE
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1971)
ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR
Reprinted recently, possibly still in print
EDTION PICTURED: 1st edition
SUMMARY: Younger reader's story about a brother and sister who attempt to learn to ride.

WILD APPALOOSA
(HOLIDAY HOUSE 1983)
ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR
Reprinted in paperback
EDTION PICTURED: 1st edition
SUMMARY: A wild appaloosa filly is sought after by many.

Collectors info:
Blind Colt, Blind Outlaw and Stolen Pony, although not as common as British pony books, are reasonably easy to find in the UK. The others are a lot harder to find. Most are pretty common and low cost in the USA.