Monday, June 13, 2011

Page Cooper's Books

I wrote a little about Page Cooper in a previous posting, but I may not have given her all the space she deserves. I want to add to her credits as well, for in addition to being an author and editor, Anice Page Cooper was a book reviewer, biographer, and gardener. A quote on gardening is worth repeating here:
"It's hard to be both a good mother and a good gardener. Either the flowers or the children are apt to run wild."
Now, a chronological list of Page Cooper's books:
  • About Artists (New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1926)
  • Authors and Others (1927)
  • DuBose Heyward: An Appreciation (1930)
  • All the Year 'Round: A Day Book (1938)
  • The Boudoir Companion: Frivolous, Sometimes Venomous Thoughts on Men, Morals, and Women edited by Page Cooper (1938)
  • Faith Baldwin and Her American Family (1938)
  • Sophie Kerr (1938)
  • Hail to Yesterday by Mara Miller as told to Page Cooper (Farrar and Rinehart, 1941)
  • Clear the Tracks: The Story of an Old-Time Locomotive Engineer by Joseph Bromley as told to Page Cooper, illustrated by Stephen J. Voorhies (New York: Whittlesey House, 1943)
  • Gone Away with O'Malley: Seventy Years with Horses, Hounds, and People by M. O'Malley Knott and Page Cooper, illustrated by Paul Brown (New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1944)
  • Footloose Fiddler by Harry Miller and Page Cooper, illustrated by Stephen J. Voorhies (New York: Whittlesey House, 1945)
  • Heritage of Fire: The Story of Richard Wagner's Granddaughter by Friedelind Wagner and Page Cooper (Harper, 1945)
  • Around the World with Kipling by Page Cooper, et al. (1946)
  • Great Horse Stories collected by Page Cooper, illustrated by Paul Brown (Doubleday and Company, 1946) Reprinted as The Big Book of Horse Stories (1959)
  • Navy Nurse (McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1946)
  • Sambumbia: A Discovery of the Dominican Republic, the Modern Hispaniola (New York: The Caribbean Library, 1947)
  • The Bellevue Story (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1948)
  • Famous Dog Stories (Doubleday, 1949)
  • Man 'O War by Page Cooper and Roger L. Treat (Julian Messner, 1950)
  • Pat's Harmony illustrated by Oliver Grimley (Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1952)
  • Thunder illustrated by Edward Shenton (Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1954)
  • Amigo: Circus Horse illustrated by Henry Pitz (Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1955)
  • Silver Spurs to Monterey illustrated by Herman D. Giesen (Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1956)
  • Red Tartar illustrated by Wesley Dennis (Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1957)
As you can see, Page Cooper began her career writing biography (and autobiography). She closed it by writing novels, mostly children's novels about horses. Readers of horse stories will never forget her.


Text copyright 2011 Terence E. Hanley


  1. I am the great niece of Anice Page Cooper. I am familiar with most of her works but I did not know about the Tellers of Weird Tales. I can honestly say that this is one of the best write ups of her work that I have ever seen. Thanks for the attention to her work. She was an amazing and fun person.
    Virginia Page Black

  2. Virginia,

    Thanks for your kind words and thanks for reading.


  3. Very interesting information. Thank you.

  4. I found a copy of All the Year 'Round many years ago in a used bookshop. It's a treasure. Now I'm intrigued by the number of books she wrote, and remember reading some of the books about horses as a child.

    1. Cobbie,

      I'm glad I could help. Good luck in your search.