Margaret (Goldie) & Dorothy (Dot) at

Dot's wedding July 2, 1947.

Dorothy Wagstaff  Ripley

Dorothy Wagstaff was an illustrator and a good friend of Margaret Wise Brown's. Margaret called Dorothy "Dot" and Dot and most of Margaret's good friends called Margaret "Goldie".Goldie was Dot's maid of honor at her wedding and Margaret was Godmother to one of Dot's children. 

Dot illustrated MWB's book "Horses" . They both used "pen" names for the publication of Horses, MWB used "Timothy Hay " and Dot used "Wag". 


This page will explore their freindship.Please check back for more entries. 

Books Written and or Illustrated by Dorothy Wagstaff Ripley 


Written as Timothy Hay.

Illustrated by Dorothy Wagstaff

(as Wag). New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1944.  

Thank you Laurel 

The Little Horse that never Grew UP

Written and Illustrated by Dorothy Wagstaff.

NY, Alfred Knopf, 1947,

Reprinted by B.T. Dittberner 

Thank you Rose & Laurel

Winter Barn

Written by Dorothy Wagstaff and Illustrated by Pat Schories

NY, Random House, 1994

Thank you Rose & Laurel

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