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Horse Tale 

Books: Bramble and Maggie by Jessie Haas

Published May 1, 2012 at 4:00 a.m.

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Vermont author Jessie Haas captures the hearts of young readers and equestrians with her new horse-meets-girl love story, Bramble and Maggie. Bramble is a horse with a mind of her own, and it's not 'til she meets Maggie that she finds a match made in horse heaven. Bored with giving riding lessons, Bramble trots too fast, goes backward rather than forward and lies down on the job. Her owners decide to get rid of her, and young Maggie happens upon the "Free Horse" sign. Told from the perspective of both horse and rider, the tale is sweetly funny: Bramble thinks a garden hose is a snake; to the horse, a swing set looks like a strange, lawn-eating animal. Maggie works patiently with her ride and steadily builds their friendship. The engaging watercolor illustrations on every page and easy-to-read sentences make this chapter book a great early reader.

Bramble and Maggie: By Jessie Haas, Candlewick Press, 56 pages, $14.99, ages 5 and up. Info, jessiehaas.com.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Kate Laddison

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Kate Laddison is the Associate Editor of Kids VT. She lives in St. Albans with her husband and son.

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