Marguerite Henry

1902 - 1997

(1975 Kerlan Award)


The Kerlan Award is given "in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children's literature and in appreciation for generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children's literature." The books listed below are owned by the University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library.


Henry, Marguerite. (1951). Album of horses. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). Chicago : Rand, McNally. 636.1 H523ak

Explains the characteristics of various horses as well as donkeys, ponies and mules then gives a little information on how to treat a horse well.

Henry, Marguerite. (1962). All about horses. (Drawings by Wesley Dennis and with photos). New York : Random House. 636.1 H523a

Explains about the origins of horses, their history, breeds, characteristics, and the language that has evolved to describe them.

Henry, Marguerite. (1947). Always Reddy. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). New York : Whittlesey House. INTR-FIC H523AL

Tells the story of Reddy and her pup, Snippet, who come to live at City Hall and prove to be excellent watchdogs as well as good hunters.

Henry, Marguerite. (1947). Benjamin West and his cat Grimalkin. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). New York : The Bobbs-Merrill Company. INTR-FIC H523be

With his beloved black cat Grimalkin as his constant companion, the young Quaker boy Benjamin West discovers and develops his talent as an artist.

Henry, Marguerite. (1942). Birds at home. (Illustrated by Jacob Bates Abbott). Chicago : M. A. Donohue. 598.2 H523b

Describes the habits and behavior and includes illustrations of twenty-one birds common to North America.

Henry, Marguerite. (1953). Brighty of the Grand Canyon. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). New York : Rand McNally. INTR-FIC H523BR

Relates the adventures of a little burro who blazed trails through the Grand Canyon and met many famous people in the process.

Henry, Marguerite. (1956). Cinnabar, the one o'clock fox. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). New York : Rand McNally. INTR-FIC H523CI

Tells the story of Cinnabar, a quick-witted and clever fox who had interesting adventures including being hunted by George Washington.

Henry, Marguerite. (1969). Dear readers and riders. Chicago : Rand McNally. 636.1 H523d

A well-known author of children’s books answers questions from her readers about herself, her books, and horses.

Henry, Marguerite. (1962). Five o'clock Charlie. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). Chicago : Rand McNally. PRIM-FIC H5232Fi

Charlie, a work horse, finds retirement boring until he discovers something new and important to do.

Henry, Marguerite. (1960). Gaudenzia, pride of the Palio. (Illustrated by Lynd Ward). Chicago : Rand McNally. 798 H523g

A story based on real events, about a boy and a half-Arabian mare who enter the Palio, an annual race in Siena, Italy, with all the pageantry of a medieval contest.

Henry, Marguerite. (1954). Justin Morgan had a horse. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). Chicago, Rand McNally. INTR-FIC H523JU

An unusual work horse raised in Vermont and known originally as "Little Bub" becomes the sire of a famous American breed and takes the name of his owner, Justin Morgan.

Henry, Marguerite. (1948). King of the Wind. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). Chicago : Rand McNally. INTR-FIC H523KI

Follows the adventures of the Arabian stallion brought to England to become one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed and the mute Arab stable boy who tended him with loyalty and devotion all his life.

Henry, Marguerite. (1945). The little fellow. (Drawings by Diana Thorne). Phil. : Winston. PRIM-FIC H5232Li

In the first spring of his life, a little colt learns about jealousy and friendship.

Henry, Marguerite. (1967). Marguerite Henry's all about horses. (Photographs by Walter D. Osborne). New York : Random House. 636.1 H523al         

An illustrated survey of horses in history encompassing: the prehistoric horse; the domesticated horse; the horse in war, legend, transportation, and art; and horse breeds.

Henry, Marguerite. (1947). Misty of Chincoteague. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). Chicago : Rand McNally. INTR-FIC H523MI & Teaching Materials LB1573 .S325 1970x Suppl. 5-10

Paul and his sister Maureen's determination to own a pony from the herd on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is greatly increased when the Phantom and her colt are among the ponies rounded up for the yearly auction.

Henry, Marguerite. (1962). Robert Fulton : boy craftsman. (Illustrated by Robert Patterson). Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill. Teaching Materials Z1033 .H53 F974he 1962

Presents the industrious and inventive childhood of Robert Fulton, inventor of the steam boat.

Henry, Marguerite. (1972). San Domingo : the Medicine Hat stallion. (Illustrated by Robert Lougheed). Chicago : Rand McNally . INTR-FIC H523SA

In pre-Civil War Wyoming, a teenager's life is complicated when his strangely hostile father trades the boy's beloved horse to the pony express.

Henry, Marguerite. (1949). Sea Star : orphan of Chincoteague. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). Chicago : Rand McNally. INTR-FIC H523SE

A wild colt rescued by two children is raised by a mare who has lost her own colt.

Henry, Marguerite. (1963). Stormy, Misty's foal. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). Chicago : Rand McNally. INTR-FIC H523ST

A foal, born in the aftermath of a great storm, and her famous mother help raise money to repair the storm damage on Chincoteague Island and restore the herds of wild ponies on Assateague Island.

Henry, Marguerite. (1964). White stallion of Lipizza. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). Chicago : Rand McNally. INTR-FIC H523WH

A baker's son, who dreams of becoming a riding master at Vienna's Spanish Court Riding School, is admitted as an apprentice and achieves his desire under the tutelage of both two-legged and four-legged masters.

Author Information

Berman, R. (2001). Marguerite Henry. The Kerlan Awards in children's literature, 1975-2001 (pp. 10-20). St. Paul: Pogo Press. Children REF PN 497 .K47 2001

Marguerite Henry. (2004). Encyclopedia of World Biography.

Henry, Marguerite 1902-1997. (1999). In Something about the author (Vol. 100, pp. 122-126). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 199, 1971- 2009

Henry, Marguerite 1902-1997. (1998). In Something about the author (Vol. 99, pp. 93). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 199, 1971- 2009

Henry, Marguerite 1902 - . (1992). In Something about the author (Vol. 69, pp. 92-97). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 199, 1971- 2009

Marguerite Henry. (1977). In Something about the author (Vol. 11, pp. 131-132). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 199, 1971- 2009

Marguerite Henry. (1989). In Something about the author autobiography series (Vol. 7, pp. 91-108). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.


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