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A HORSE’S TALE by Susan Lubner


A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure

by Susan Lubner & illustrated by Margie Moore

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: May 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8109-9490-4
Publisher: Abrams

Garrick the Gardener’s horse runs away, sulks and refuses to work, and no one knows what to do. The Blacksmith checks his shoes. The Apothecary mixes herbs. The music teacher sings him a song. The town crier—readers are, after all, in Colonial Williamsburg—cheerfully announces the failure of each attempt. In the end, Garrick concedes that even if no one can cheer his horse, he’s grateful for his friends—and a friend, as it turns out, is exactly what the horse needs. With an assortment of animals comprising the characters, Moore’s bright, child-friendly illustrations and a bouncy rhyme, this is just right to introduce very young visitors to Colonial Williamsburg, although it does not distinguish itself for much broader use. A short glossary explains unfamiliar terms such as “forge,” “counterpane,” and “magazine.” (Picture book. 3-6)