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For Horse-Crazy Girls Onlyby Christina Wilsdon
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Dr. Ron Keiper and Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick have both, in their own unique way, made the wild horses of Assateague Island, Maryland their livesand#8217; work. Experience Dr. Keiper's handwritten notesand#8212;taken over countless watchful hours in the fieldand#8212;which are both a diary and a scientific log that chart the lives of his equine subjects, some of nature's greatest survivors. And follow Dr. Kirkpatrick from the lab to the field as he works tirelessly to find a way to manage the horse population with a birth control vaccine, and helps keep the precarious balance of Assateagueand#8217;s ecosystem intact. Descriptive prose meets solid science as author Kay Frydenborg offers a rare glimpse into the wild herds of Assateague, sharing beautiful photos of the Assateague herds in their island home and of both of the scientists at workand#8212;some of them never seen before.
"Filled with quizzes, trivia, top 10 lists, and information about equine behavior, history, sports, and more, this guidebook aims straight at the hearts of horse-loving tweens. Produced in collaboration with model horse manufacturer Breyer (which gets some nice coverage in the collectibles section), the book runs the gamut from how to pick a horse's name to horses in popular culture, the evolution of the species, and horse-related events nationwide. The many sidebars, tidbits, and anecdotes encourage casual browsing--horse lovers will be in heaven. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 7 — 12. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
Readers will learn everything from the different breeds of horses, to how a horse's body works, to the quirky little things that make the horse the "best" animal ever. Illustrations.
SITFand#160;sheds light on wild horse population control, a largely ignored area of equine animal science.
Is your first and second favorite animal a horse? Is your bedroom covered with horse posters on your walls and horse models on your shelves? Would you rather muck out a stall than clean your room? Then you are absolutely, undeniably horse crazy, and For Horse-Crazy Girls Only is the book for you! This is the only comprehensive book about everything a horse-crazy girl needs to know about horses. You'll learn everything from the different breeds of horses, to how a horse's body works, to the quirky little things that make the horse the BEST animal ever. Author Christina Wilsdon even shares ideas for horse-themed parties, and suggestions for the best horse movies to watch with your friends. And that's just the beginning.
About the Author
CHRISTINA WILSDON is a horse-crazy mom with an even horse-crazier twelve-year-old. She lives with her family in Seattle.
ALECIA UNDERHILL grew up riding horses. Now she lives in Connecticut with her husband and son, as well as a Morgan mare, an English shepherd dog, and a flock of chickens.
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