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Title:
The true-or-false book of horses
Author:
Lauber, Patricia.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : HarperCollins Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
Through a true-or-false format, presents statements about the history, uses, and behavior of horses and discusses them.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
740 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.5 0.5 46327.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.1 3 Quiz: 26663 Guided reading level: P.
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ISBN:
9780688169190

9780688169206
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Do horses really walk on tiptoe? Can they solve math problems? Are there wild horses today? Discover what's fact and what's fiction about horses! Award-winning author Patricia Lauber teams up with superb illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer to provide a fascinating introduction to the history, anatomy, and behavior of an animal that changed human history. The accessible true-or-false question-and-answer format adds to the fun for young readers who want to know more about these much-loved animals.


Author Notes

Patricia Lauber was born in New York City and graduated from Wellesley College. During her lifetime, she wrote more than 125 children's books including the Around-the-House History series, the Clarence the TV Dog series, and contributions to the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Volcano: Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens received a Newbery Honor in 1986. In 1983, she received The Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children's nonfiction literature. Besides being an author, she was also an editor of Junior Scholastic and editor-in-chief of Science World. She died on March 12, 2010 at the age of 86.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-3, younger for reading aloud.Like its predecessor, True-or-False Book of Cats (1998), this brief question-and-answer book combines a crowd-pleasing topic with generous measures of historical and behavioral information. Lauber confirms or debunks more than a dozen commonly held beliefs about horses: they walk on tiptoe (true); they can be trained to solve math problems (false); there are still wild, as opposed to feral, horses (false, unless a few still linger in Siberia); and more. She also discourses on such topics as horse sounds, body language, and gaits. In very simple paintings, Schanzer depicts horses of several breeds (unfortunately left unnamed) alone and around people, working, posing proudly and, naturally, horsing around. Enlightening reading, both for young equestrians and students of animal behavior in general. --John Peters


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-"Horses hear sounds that we can't hear" and "A horse's teeth are clues to its age" are just 2 of the 14 intriguing statements introduced here. The true-or-false format is fun and readers who are interested in horses will find the wide variety of facts entertaining and educational. Precise details in the colorful illustrations reveal the look of cocked ears and swishing tails as their meanings are made clear. Nickers, snorts, and squeals-some of the essential sounds of horse communication-are succinctly explained and humorously translated by talking horses. There is enough information here for brief reports and the pictures are pleasant to study and browse. This lively glimpse at this creature's history, behavior, and anatomy should be a popular draw, particularly for young equestrians.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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