A Horse's Tale (Hardcover)
A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9780810994904, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2008
In association with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Readers will make new friends as they learn about colonial America. Garrick the Gardener's horse is sad, so the town of Williamsburg rallies to try to cheer him up Margaret the Milliner sews a counterpane for the horse's back, and Ben the Blacksmith checks the horseshoes to make sure they aren't on too tight. The grocer mixes oats and sugar, the apothecary stirs a special brew, and the music teacher even sings a happy song. But nothing lifts the horse's spirits until they all discover that friendship is the best cure. A fun way for children to learn about life in colonial times, A Horse's Tale includes a glossary that highlights period words and terms and features the adorable characters first created as plush toys by Merrymakers, Inc. Young readers will take a step back in time to Colonial Williamsburg as they meet a group of friends they will want to make their own.
About the Author
Susan Lubner is the coauthor of Noises at Night, which was featured on The Today Show, and the author of Ruthie Bon Bair: Do Not Go to Bed with Wringing Wet Hair. This is her third picture book. She lives in Southboro, Massachusetts. Margie Moore is the beloved illustrator of Bartholomew's Blessing, Count the Ways, Little Brown Bear, and Colors of Spring. School Library Journal called her illustrations "splendid." She lives in Wall, New Jersey.