Hi all, can you match the illustrators below to the books pictured?
C. W. ANDERSON LORENCE BJORKLUND ANNE BULLEN PERS CROWELL ELISABETH GRANT GRACE HUXTABLE WENDY MARCHANT CONSTANCE MARSHALL ROSEMARY ROBERTSON SHEILA ROSE SAM SAVITT LEONARD SHORTALL CHARLES TUNICLIFFE JOAN WANKLYN GEOFFREY WHITTAM
The first I got was actually the last in the series, Olympic Horseman...pure unadulterated luck, I fell over it in a local bookstore. The first three were a long, hard slog to find, even in the US, though ultimately I didn't pay a fortune for any of them. They really are excellent, even the earlier "ranch" ones, which aren't normally on my hit parade.
Speaking of ranch/western books, 1 is C.W. Anderson...one of his few western covers!
Silver Brumby is Grace Huxtable. Do you know, until I joined the pumbles I had never thought about who illustrated the books, I just thought some were good, some bad and some ridiculous! Now I take more notice of them and take note who drew them. There is one famous illustrator who everyone likes but I dislike their horse drawings intensely - but love, love love the guy who did the jill books!
Bonus point to Susan Yep Timber is illustrated by Caney. One other pony book he illustrated is a reprint edition of A. F. Tschiffely's The Tale of Two Horses. I've also noticed that Match Pair and Dark Horse by Patience Mcelwee look like they may have covers by Caney. Has anyone got them cos I would love to know if they are Caney or not?
Re Caney...I've got Dark Horse, will dig it out and have a check. Match Pair has eluded me so far....more scarce than hen's teeth!
I got Dark Horse recently and it really does look like Caney's work but I'm pretty certain it wasn't credited to anyone. I may have missed it though... and yes same here with Match Pair! Haven't managed to get a copy of that one either.
fizz: Is it too late to read the Francis book and watch the film?
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Claire: Glad the show went well, wish I could paint! Yes, join in with the film and book any time you want.
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cally: I need to make $ to emigrate. I can write non fiction, but fiction has me stumped.
Oct 14, 2017 11:52:49 GMT 1
cally: I need to make $ to emigrate, buy a rural property in the Yorkshire Dales area, start an animal rescue sanctuary and a service to take animals in to see the elderly, sick, disabled etc.
Oct 14, 2017 11:54:33 GMT 1
cally: Oh I see how this works now- don't press the return button, eejit. How do I start to write a pony book having read hundreds, and not accidentally or intentionally accidentally 'borrow' ideas?
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Claire: Hi Cally! What great ambitions!!
Oct 14, 2017 20:59:09 GMT 1
cally: My lap top stuffed so am trying to get all my stuff over to slow crap I pad so had to go through log in thing and change password so I hope I come up as me. So this is a test!
Oct 24, 2017 5:27:39 GMT 1
Claire: Yep Cally it's you alright!!
Oct 26, 2017 22:30:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, just to say have put my 2 Christmas 'Pumble' stories in the Christmas 2017 in case anyone fancies a re-read.
Dec 24, 2017 13:48:15 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all apologies for not being around the last few days. Have been away travelling with no intyernet
Mar 8, 2018 13:53:52 GMT 1
Claire: Or even internet lol
Mar 8, 2018 13:54:08 GMT 1
brumby: Hi Claire, what has happened to the Pony Mad book Lovers Website??
Mar 18, 2018 8:23:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all sorry the website has been down due to technical problems with web host. All back up and running now!
Mar 22, 2018 19:19:12 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all the offical Reading Challenge thread is now up and running!
Jun 12, 2018 18:08:13 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all just to say have added a few Autumn/Halloween themed quizzes for you
Oct 9, 2018 15:02:48 GMT 1
Claire: Yet more Pooboards problems - sorry it is not letting anyone post as a guest at the moment - will contact them and try and sort it out.
Nov 4, 2018 12:50:07 GMT 1
aud: Can anyone tell me if they know of a Pony book that has a story line with A nesting Pair of Osprey Birds(thats as well as Ponies)i have been told it is either Alisons Island Adventure by Sheila Stewart or one of the Jinney books by patricha Leitch.
Dec 10, 2018 19:03:28 GMT 1
tali: One of the Jinny books has a sub story line of egg stealing so may be the one you are thinking of. It is one of the books that features the character Claire Burnley.
Dec 24, 2018 12:54:11 GMT 1
ginslinger: It is one of the early Jinny books. I only read the first few and I found the storyline upsetting.
Jan 4, 2019 19:17:50 GMT 1