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Publisher Comments:

This gorgeous, resonant tale is a beautiful recollection from Holly Hobbie's own childhood about her love affair with horses.When Holly's family moves from the city to the countryside, she's scared of this new world at first, but gradually comes to love the animals she encounters. Soon she is drawing the horses in the local pastures obsessively, hinting to her parents what she wants more than anything. But will her one wish ever come true?

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"In a radical departure from her Toot & Puddle series and recent Fanny books, Hobbie offers an affecting yet never sentimental memoir of her childhood move to a 'ramshackle' farm out in the country. Quickly overcoming her initial fear of the countryside, Holly falls in contented love with her new life, especially raising animals--until she sees an older, wealthier, girl galloping by on her well-kept horse and becomes obsessed with having a horse of her own. 'We had everything anybody needed to have a horse, and a horse was the one and only thing I wanted more than anything in the world.' Hobbie perfectly balances realistic watercolor renderings of the rural landscape, as well as the vintage-flavored decor, clothing, and hairstyles of the early 1950s, with comical spot illustrations of herself and her mischievous brothers. One prophetic scene shows young Holly, 'already the best artist in the family and in my class at school,' drawing pictures of horses. The joyful surprise ending may puzzle younger readers, but adults will recognize the authenticity of a youthful change of heart. Ages 3 — 6. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for more than thirty years and is the author of eleven highly acclaimed Toot and Puddle picture books, as well as Fanny, Fanny and Annabelle, and an illustrated memoir, The Art of Holly Hobbie.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316070195
Author:
Hobbie, Holly
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Animals - Farm Animals
Subject:
Animals - Horses
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Horses
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
12.5 x 9.75 x 0.5 in 1.2 lb
Age Level:
04-06

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Product details 32 pages Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - English 9780316070195 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a radical departure from her Toot & Puddle series and recent Fanny books, Hobbie offers an affecting yet never sentimental memoir of her childhood move to a 'ramshackle' farm out in the country. Quickly overcoming her initial fear of the countryside, Holly falls in contented love with her new life, especially raising animals--until she sees an older, wealthier, girl galloping by on her well-kept horse and becomes obsessed with having a horse of her own. 'We had everything anybody needed to have a horse, and a horse was the one and only thing I wanted more than anything in the world.' Hobbie perfectly balances realistic watercolor renderings of the rural landscape, as well as the vintage-flavored decor, clothing, and hairstyles of the early 1950s, with comical spot illustrations of herself and her mischievous brothers. One prophetic scene shows young Holly, 'already the best artist in the family and in my class at school,' drawing pictures of horses. The joyful surprise ending may puzzle younger readers, but adults will recognize the authenticity of a youthful change of heart. Ages 3 — 6. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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