(1899 - 1957)
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.
American Backgrounds (1958)
An anthology of early American stories for older children.
Carol Ryrie Brink
Holling C. Holling
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Holling C. Holling
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.
Captain Kidd’s Cow (1941)
When their houseboat is threatened a gang of boys hijacks it and sets out down the Mississippi as pirates.
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.
The Children’s Hour Volume 6 (1953)
An anthology of contemporary mid-twentieth century stories.
Cowhand Goes to Town (1939)
Sam goes to town with his father for the cattle auctions, and hopes to get a six-shooter.
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.
Harlan visits his cousins on their farm and helps them hunt for Indian treasure.
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.
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.
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. Read online at archive.org.
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.
A fictionalized biography of Catherine the First of Russia.
Mike comes to spend the winter in a small town in Iowa.
The Missouri Canary (1943)
Chuck and Bob come to the aid of the U.S. Army with their mule, the Missouri Canary.
No-Sitch: The Hound (1936)
Bert is nine years old and needs a dog and No-Sitch fills the bill.
Phil Stong’s Big Book (1961)
An omnibus containing Farm Boy, High Water and No-Sitch, the Hound.
Picnic Adventures (1940)
A collection of short stories on the theme of picnics. Includes ‘A Nantucket Picnic’ by Elizabeth Enright.
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.