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Phil Stong

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(1899 - 1957)

Phil Stong

Philip Duffield Stong (January 27, 1899-April 26, 1957) was an American author, journalist and Hollywood scenarist. He is best known for writing the novel State Fair, on which three films (1933, 1945 and 1962) and one musical by that name were based.



Bibliography

A Beast Called an Elephant (1955)

When the first elephant in America ends up in Jed’s Uncle Hach’s barn everyone is in for some exciting times.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Captain Kidd’s Cow (1941)

When their houseboat is threatened a gang of boys hijacks it and sets out down the Mississippi as pirates.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Kurt Wiese
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Censored the Goat (1945)

Jerry and Les lease their pet goat John Paul Jones to the U.S. Navy for the duration. Letters from servicemen chronicle his adventures on sea and land as he helps defeat the Japanese.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Cowhand Goes to Town (1939)

Sam goes to town with his father for the cattle auctions, and hopes to get a six-shooter.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Edgar: The 7:58 (1938)

Edgar decides he has a right to arrive in Pittsville by 7:58 and he proceeds to astonish his train crew and the Boy.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Lois Lenski

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Farm Boy: A Hunt for Indian Treasure (1934)

Harlan visits his cousins on their farm and helps them hunt for Indian treasure.

1935

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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High Water (1937)

The story of what happens when the river jumps its banks in the spring. Three boys set out to rescue a small burro, stranded on the school house porch.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Hirum the Hillbilly (1950)

When two city slickers try to trick Wesley’s folks out of their farm, Hirum the mule steps in and sends them packing.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Honk the Moose (1935)

One winter up on Minnesota’s Iron Range, two boys adopt a moose who decides to stay the winter in the livery barn.

1936

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Horses and Americans (1939)

Phil Stong grew up around horses and rode them and worked them on his Iowa farm. Here he surveys the place of the horse in the development of America.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Frederic Remington
Kurt Wiese

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Marta of Muscovy: The Fabulous Life of Russia’s First Empress (1945)

A fictionalized biography of Catherine the First of Russia.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Lynd Ward

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Mike: The Story of a Young Circus Acrobat (1957)

Mike comes to spend the winter in a small town in Iowa.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Missouri Canary (1943)

Chuck and Bob come to the aid of the U.S. Army with their mule, the Missouri Canary.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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No-Sitch: The Hound (1936)

Bert is nine years old and needs a dog and No-Sitch fills the bill.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Phil Stong’s Big Book (1961)

An omnibus containing Farm Boy, High Water and No-Sitch, the Hound.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Picnic Adventures (1940)

A collection of short stories on the theme of picnics. Includes ‘A Nantucket Picnic’ by Elizabeth Enright.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): John O’Hara Cosgrave, II

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Positive Pete (1947)

Pete gets anxious when his master becomes interested in a girl. But she knows well the way to a dog’s heart.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The Prince and the Porker (1950)

When the Prince, a trotting horse is taken to England he misses his friend Tam O’Shanter, the pig.

Author(s): Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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