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Publisher Comments:

There was a time when horses dominated every aspect of American life. Now Kensington Stables, just off Brooklyns Prospect Park, is one of the last remaining stables in New York City. This book is about that stable: its past, its present, and its uncertain future.

Review:

"As he did in At Gleason's Gym, Lewin pays affectionate tribute to a Brooklyn landmark, this one a home for horses. After an opening spread depicts the stable more than a century ago, when 'horses did just about everything,' sepia-toned watercolors portray the animals pulling trolleys and other vehicles, even taking passengers to the beach. This period- flavored art gives way to crisp, four-color paintings as the narrative shifts to the present and the horses that live in Kensington Stables, 'a living, breathing relic of a bygone era.' Lewin's chatty prose summons the sounds and the sights of the stable, while underscoring its timelessness ('hooves clip clop on the pavement as they did a hundred years ago'). Yet its future is apparently in jeopardy--Lewin concludes with the image of neighboring high-rise buildings under construction, towering over the stable: 'What will become of these horses and the people who love them if the wrecker's ball finally comes?' It's an ominous, elegiac ending that's likely to prompt questions, yet no other details or information about threats to the stable are offered. Ages 5 — 9. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

TED LEWIN is the author/illustrator of over one hundred books for children, including AT GLEASONS GYM (an ALA Notable Book), which is about another unique Brooklyn landmark. He lives with his wife Betsy, also an author/illustrator, in a 120-year-old Brooklyn brownstone not far from Kensington Stables.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596434677
Publisher:
Flash Point
Subject:
Kensington Stables (Firm)
Author:
Lewin, Ted
Subject:
Horses - Housing - New York (State) -
Subject:
Horses - General
Subject:
Animals - Horses
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
RECREATION / Equestrian
Subject:
Sports & Recreation-Equestrian
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Horses
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11.00 x 9.25 in
Age Level:
05-09

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Stable
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Product details 40 pages Flash Point - English 9781596434677 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As he did in At Gleason's Gym, Lewin pays affectionate tribute to a Brooklyn landmark, this one a home for horses. After an opening spread depicts the stable more than a century ago, when 'horses did just about everything,' sepia-toned watercolors portray the animals pulling trolleys and other vehicles, even taking passengers to the beach. This period- flavored art gives way to crisp, four-color paintings as the narrative shifts to the present and the horses that live in Kensington Stables, 'a living, breathing relic of a bygone era.' Lewin's chatty prose summons the sounds and the sights of the stable, while underscoring its timelessness ('hooves clip clop on the pavement as they did a hundred years ago'). Yet its future is apparently in jeopardy--Lewin concludes with the image of neighboring high-rise buildings under construction, towering over the stable: 'What will become of these horses and the people who love them if the wrecker's ball finally comes?' It's an ominous, elegiac ending that's likely to prompt questions, yet no other details or information about threats to the stable are offered. Ages 5 — 9. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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