Horse Tales

Horse Tales Cover

Horse Tales

By June Crebbin; Inga Moore (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763626570, 148pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2005

Description
For any child with a passion for horses, this collection of fourteen tales, gloriously illustrated by Inga Moore, is the perfect equine companion.

Saddle up, take the reins, and prepare for an exhilarating ride through this field of horse tales Here you'll find difficult horses and dream ponies, ponies in danger, and horses that ride to the rescue. June Crebbin's collection of fourteen stories draws on a wide range of places, times, and cultures: there are tales from Ancient Greece, fourteenth-century Mongolia, and France in the Middle Ages; traditional tales from Russia and Native America; and stories from the present day, too. The horses and ponies themselves are equally diverse of all colors and characters each magnificently rendered by award-winning artist Inga Moore.



About the Author
June Crebbin is the author of a number of stories for children, including THE TRAIN RIDE and COWS IN THE KITCHEN. She lives in England, where, as a lifelong horse lover, she rides as often as possible.
Inga Moore has illustrated numerous children's books, including THE BOOK OF BEASTS by E. Nesbit and THE RELUCTANT DRAGON and THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame. Inga Moore lives in England.

Inga Moore says that illustrating Kenneth Grahame's famous story was both great fun and a great challenge. "THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is such a wonderful book that I never tire of reading it. I couldn't possibly let it down, so I had to do my best work ever." Of the wayward Mr. Toad, she adds, "He is a celebration of the life we would lead if only we could."