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Appaloosa zebra : a horse lover's alphabet
Haas, Jessie.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Greenwillow Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Moving through the alphabet, a girl ponders the many different kinds of horses she will have when she gets older, from Appaloosa to zebra.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 56861.
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PIC BK Juvenile Fiction A-B-C- 1-2-3 Books
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction A-B-C- 1-2-3 Books
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction A-B-C- 1-2-3 Books

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Horses, horses, horses! Enough horses for horse lovers young enough to need an alphabet book or old enough to read Xenophon. Here are horses from A (Appaloosas and Arabians) right through each of the twenty-six letters. The narrator dreams of having a horse farm with all these horses on it The young reader doesn't have to dreamhere it is, a present from Jessie Haas and Margot Apple. Pull up a saddle and join in this incredible equine experience. Horses, horses, horses!

Author Notes

Jessie Haas was born in Westminster, Vermont. She graduated from Wellesley College. She has written more than 35 books including Keeping Barney, Runaway Radish, Hoofprints: Horse Poems, Unbroken, Chase, Revolutionary Westminster, Saige, and Saige Paints the Sky. Sharper won a Golden Kite Honor Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4-8. Every young girl horse fancier has this sweet dream: "When I'm older, I'll have a horse farm. All kinds of horses will live with me." Soft, colored pencil drawings depict the girl riding an array of horses as they participate in various functions from galloping to rodeos. The title suggests an alphabet of 26 kinds of horses, A-Z, but eight letters are devoted to horse-associated words, such as jodhpurs, Kentucky Derby, neigh, unicorns, and Xenophon (who wrote the first text about horses). Three pages of back matter offer "More about Horses" with definitions, brief bits of history (Eohippus), and descriptions. The terms, which include words highlighted in the text, don't follow the order of presentation, but horse fanatics won't care. They will enjoy the charming illustrations of their beloved passion. --Julie Cummins

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-A little girl wants to own a horse farm someday, even though right now she must settle for some figurines, a pony on a stick, and a vivid imagination. She conjures up images of all manner of steeds, starting with spotted Appaloosas and ending with Zebras. "A big blond Belgian will be my buddy. I'll brush him and bridle him and ride him bareback." The horses are beautifully illustrated in colored pencil, and the shading adds a feeling of warm realism as the child explains the differences in a variety of breeds. There is a lot of wordplay in the descriptions: "My Lipizzans will perform lively leaps, the lightest of lengthenings, lovely levades." A fun and informative addition for horse lovers everywhere.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.