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post #1 of 9 Old 10-06-2010, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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This is really a request to find something.

When I was a kid I used to regularly take a book out of the library.

It was about a little Indian pony that was separated, for whatever reason, from his Tribe. The story covered his journey back to his home.

I took it our not just for the story but for the pictures..they were sketches but the art was amazing. Even as a child I was in Love with what this artist was doing..

It has driven me crazy for decades, and I am hoping someone here might know of this book, or the artist. (I do not remember the title)

I am not sure when it was printed but I took it out of the library in the 50's. So it was either printed in the 50's or possibly the late 40's.

Thanks for anyone that might remember or know of this book.

clydie (NY)
(I have to go to my account and add that yes I do have a horse, one little Lippitt Morgan, named Lass...and fond memories of one lost to WN in Sept 2001..a really bad month)

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-06-2010, 12:36 PM
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I feel like I have read every children's book on the planet but not that one! So I am hoping you get an answer and let us know. Have you tried calling some rare book dealers to see if they have any way of finding it?
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I know which book you're talking about! There's a small indian town near hear with a kind of out of date library. My oldest son use to like it. The next time I get up there around the reservation, I'll see if I can find it for you! Thanks, now it's bugging me! :P

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post #4 of 9 Old 01-23-2011, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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I am so sorry I couldn't get back to you sooner.

My computer crashed and it took way longer then I ever imagined to get another one.

You had said you thought you knew that book (about the Indian pony trying to get home). I KNOW it is the wrong time of the year for traveling anywhere but I am wondering if you had a chance to get to the Reservation to see if they had that book?

I would be so thrilled if they had it...I remember talking it out of the library every time I went and kept it for the whole time, sometimes I'd try to get it and it would be out already.... Then it was gone. I loved the art in that book.

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post #5 of 9 Old 01-23-2011, 07:25 PM
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I am not familar with the book you are talking about and I may be going way out into left field here, but there was a very well known artist named as Sam Savitt who illustrated many well known children's books about horses many many years ago. You may want to google him and see if any of his illustrations included the book you are talking about. He was my inspiration when I was child.
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It is very possible he was the artist..I am familiar wit his work...
Thanks, I will try that.
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-24-2011, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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I am familiar with Sam Savitt- the book I am talking about however was one I read in the 50's, I am not sure Sam Savitt publishing then...(or if he was he was just starting out) or if the book was written in the 50's or before...I did not find the book among his sited works..the closest thing is the Wild Horse Running but that is not it. It was a little brown pony...that's all I remember (I should probably try to get that one and see if it is the one i am looking for, but I do not recognise the color of the horse in the illustration)
I think the writer and the artist may have been two separate people (but I might be wrong..i was young and do not really remember) and the story took place in the west.
I am hoping the person who said they would visit the local Reservation might still be on and give me a lead.
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"War Paint -An Indian Pony" by Paul Brown? It's published 1936 but it sounds like it could be your story. Here's a cover pic I googled...

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I am also familiar with the art of Paul Brown. The book I am thinking of had illustrations more along the lines of C.W. Anderson. Although I am not so sure it was him.
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