Barbara Morgenroth

American author of children's/young adult novels. Barbara has always loved horses and four of her books are horse-related. Ride a Proud Horse and Last Junior Year are teen/young adult books, whilst the other two are for younger readers. All are good traditional horse stories.

Two of the pony books have recently been reprinted with new titles and are in print at the moment.

Pony Books:

RIDE A PROUD HORSE
(ATHENEUM [USA] 1978)
Reprinted in hardback by Atheneum
SUMMARY: Young adult horse story. Are the stable's owned by Corey's father another in a long line of business failures, or can Corey help to keep them afloat somehow?

LAST JUNIOR YEAR
(ATHENEUM [USA] 1978)
FAIRLY RARE
SUMMARY: Young adult horse story. Set on the American hunter-jumper show circuit. Seventeen year old Kim has ambitions to ride at the Olympics but it is her last year as a junior and her last chance to get noticed by the selectors before she has to compete in the adult competitions. Can she make her mark before the season is over?

IMPOSSIBLE CHARLIE
aka DREAM HORSE (2012 edition)
(ATHENEUM [USA] 1979)
ILLUSTRATED BY VELMA ISLEY
Reprinted in paperback.
Reprinted in paperback by Dashing Books in 2012 when it was re-titled.
Also a French edition.
Still in print (as Dream Horse)
SUMMARY: All Jackie wanted was a horse of her own. But when her dream came true, Charlie was far from the perfect horse she had envisioned….

NICKI AND WYNNE
aka SUMMER HORSE (2011 edition)
(ATHENEUM [USA] 1978)
Reprinted in paperback by Dashing Books in 2011 when it was re-titled.
SUMMARY: When Nicki finds that, due to her father's job, she will have to move from her home and friends and live for two months at a strange stables, rooming with a girl she has never met, she is furious. But once there she and the girl, Wynne, get on famously.

Collector's Info:
Last Junior Year seems to have become hard to find recently and may be quite pricey.  Impossible Charlie and Nicki and Wynne have recently been reprinted and re-titled and these new editions are still in print and available in both the USA and UK. Ride A Proud Horse is fairly easy to find in the USA but harder elsewhere. There is also a French edition of Impossible Charlie which is easy to find.