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Barbara J Berry


Follett Pub Co, Chicago, 1968, 191 pp, illus Victor Ambrus

Shannon, was the pride of the O’Brien Thoroughbred farm. However, on the way to Oregon to
start a new farm, Shannon is stolen in the middle of the night. He soon learns how cruel men can be.
He escapes, and now has to deal with the forces of nature. He travels over plains, deserts, and
mountains, driven by an urge to proceed towards the northwest.

Barbara J Berry wrote three horse books, as well as books on breeds: Standardbreds (1979), Thoroughbreds (1974), and a guide to owning your own horse. Her three horse books reflect these interests with two featuring Thoroughbreds.

Finding the books: all the books are easy to find in the USA. None were printed in the UK.

Links and sources

Terri A Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987

Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the photographs.

Bibliography - horse books only

A Look of Eagles

Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis,1973, 112 pp, illus W T Mars

Sam loses his grandfather, and The Cat, the racehorse they had been training together. Sam
promises himself he will find the horse again, despite his uncle’s opposition.

His Majesty’s Mark

Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1976, 130 pp, illus John E Hopper

Dan’s father is injured in the show ring by a Saddlebred stallion. Dan takes over his father’s
training duties, but the next horse he has to train is Saddler, the horse who injured his father.
Not only that, Dan is faced with an unrealistic timescale in which to train the horse.