Robert the Rose Horse (Hardcover)

By Joan Heilbroner

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780394800257, 72pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 1962



Illus. in color. An allergy to roses causes this city horse many problems until, one time, his sneezes save the day.

About the Author

Joan Heilbroner is best known for her first book, Robert the Rose Horse, which was published in 1961. Acquired by Dr. Seuss when he was editor of Beginner Books, it has been in print for more than 50 years. Her inspiration to write A Pet Named Sneaker came from her grandchildren, Quentin and Katrina, and their talented pet snake, Plato. A graduate of Columbia University, Ms. Heilbroner worked as a school librarian until her retirement.

Praise For Robert the Rose Horse

"Amusing story and the illustrations add greatly to the humor."--School Library Journal.