Blanche Chenery Perrin

American author. Probably best known as the mother of respected writer and professor Noel Perrin. She worked as a copywriter and also wrote three pony books for young adults set in the world of racing, a non-fiction picture book about horses for younger readers, and also two other books, which I think are adult novels. Her pony books are beautifully illustrated by Sam Savitt which can make them collectable.

NB - Some booksellers miss her middle name out when listing her books so it may be best to search for her as Blanche Perrin.

Suzy Series:

1) BORN TO RACE
FIRST EDITION ST. MARTINS PRESS [USA] 1959
ILLUSTRATED BY SAM SAVITT
(1st UK edition MACMILLAN 1961)
Reprinted in hardback by original publisher.
Reprinted in paperback by Scholastic.
UK edition published by Macmillan in 1961.
SUMMARY: Suzy helps train a horse for he Kentucky Derby.
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2) HUNDRED HORSE FARM
FIRST EDITION ST. MARTINS PRESS [USA] 1973
ILLUSTRATED BY SAM SAVITT
SUMMARY: Belated sequel. When Suzy's cousins are orphaned and come to live with her, she has to share her parents as well as her family's horse farm with them.
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Collector's Info:
Born to Race had British as well as American printings. It is fairly easy to find in the USA, and can be found in the UK, though not easily. Hundred Horse Farm is somewhat rarer and can be extremely hard to find outside of the USA.

Other Horse & Pony Books:

THUDDING HOOVES
FIRST EDITION ST. MARTINS PRESS [USA] 1961
ILLUSTRATED BY SAM SAVITT
(1st UK edition MACMILLAN 1962)
Reprinted in hardback by original publisher.
UK edition published by Macmillan in 1962.
SUMMARY: Dick is overjoyed when he is allowed to ride out with the racehorses when they are being exercised.

Collector's Info:
Published in the UK as well as in America. Despite this, still fairly hard to find in Britain. However it is reasonably easy to get hold of in America.