Thomas Fall (1917-1979)

American author. He was descended from Cherokee Indians and knew much about the Indian community. It formed a backdrop for some of his stories, including his one horse novel: a story of boy who gets involved with the Comanche Indians and a wild horse.

Pony Books:

WILD BOY
(DIAL PRESS [USA] 1965)
ILLUSTRATED BY HENRY PITZ
(1st UK edition Scholastic 1968)
Reprinted in paperback by Scholastic with new illustrations by Leo Summers.
Reprinted in paperback by the London branch of Scholastic also, illustrations again by Leo Summers.
SUMMARY: When Roberto's father is killed trying to capture the notorious wild horse Diablo Blanco, he vows to have nothing more to do with horses. But when a reward of $1000 is offered to catch the mustang, he changes his mind. Under the guidance of the Comanche Indians, he becomes an expert horseman and determines to capture the wild horse for himself.


Collector's Info:
Easy to find in the USA, especially the paperback. The book was also reprinted by the London branch of Scholastic and this paperback edition is fairly easy to find here. The book is however a lot harder to get hold of elsewhere.