Jill Krementz

American author and photographer. Born in 1940. She worked as a photographer for the New York Times and also in Vietnam. She published volumes of her photography and also wrote a number of children's books, mainly picture books for younger children, in particular the 'Very Young' series which are chronicles of the lives of real girls interested in various past-times, all illustrated by photos taken by the author. The series included one on riding. I don't know if the author had any particular interest in horses beyond the photo-journalistic viewpoint, but the book was well-loved by a generation of horse-mad American kids in the seventies and eighties and it's young heroine Vivi was the envy of many!

Ms. Krementz was also well known for being the married to cult author Kurt Vonnegut.

Horse & Pony Books:

(KNOPF [USA] 1977)
Reprinted a number of times in hardback by Knopf
Reprinted by Yearling
Latest edition published by Dream House in 2007
SUMMARY: A picture book illustrated with photographs and for younger readers. The life of Vivi, a ten year old horse-mad girl who looks after her ponies and spends time at shows on the hunter/jumper circuit. This is at heart non-fiction but slightly fictionalised in its construction.
Read a review on the Pony Book Chronicles website
Read a review on Ponydom website

Collector's Info:
Very easy to find in the USA. Hard to find elsewhere and may be cheaper to buy from America, even with shipping costs, as copies are so cheap there.