Have you ever wondered how a foal becomes a magnificent horse? This book follows one little foal's development from learning to stand on his spindly legs to thudding his hooves and charging around the paddock. A stunningly beautiful book, guaranteed to be a hit with all pony lovers.
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(300mm x 248mm x 5mm)
Simon & Schuster Children's
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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US Kirkus Review »
Similar in look and feel to the duo's well-received Cow (2002), this offering follows a foal from his dam's patient waiting, through his birth and first romp in spring pasture, his furry-coated winter and, finally, the day he's first haltered and his training begins. The subject matter allows for a more human-oriented story line than Cow - the young horse's also-young owner, a girl, appears as he gets ready for training - but the same pastoral realism prevails. Rinaldi's lush, photorealistic oil paintings convey emotion and movement and get all the details right - including, hooray, riders depicted in appropriate safety equipment. A beautiful book for equine lovers of all ages, storytime and up. (Picture book. 3-8) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Malachy Doyle
Malachy Doyle is an extremely talented, prize-winning author. He has written several picture books for Simon and Schuster. The Dancing Tiger won the Nestle Children's Book Prize Silver Award, and Cow won the English Association Award for Non-Fiction. Malachy lives in County Donegal, Ireland Angelo Rinaldi is the illustrator of Cow by Malachy Doyle. He grew up in Wales and now lives with his family in London.