By Seymour Simon
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780060289447, 40pp.)
Publication Date: February 2006
Categories: Animals - Horses
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What animal can . . .
- run so fast, its feet don't always touch the ground,
- weigh more than 2,000 pounds,
- sense people's emotions bytheir smell,
- . . . and wear shoes?
- Why, a horse, of course!
Horses are some of the most fascinating -- and important -- creatures on Earth. In fact, our world would not be the way it is today if not for horses. Horses have carried medieval knights into battle, transported settlers to the American West, and hauled fire engines and buses. They even turned the wheels that provided power for factories! But one of their greatest, most enduring gifts to us is companionship and trust.
So come along with Seymour Simon, whom the New York Times calls "the dean of the [children's science book] field," and learn more about these amazing animals -- straight from the horse's mouth!
Seymour Simon has been called the dean of the [childrens science book] field by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to childrens science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, the New York State Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Boston Public Library, the Washington Post-Childrens Book Guild Award, the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award, and the Moms Choice Award-Gold. He and his wife, Liz, live in upstate New York.