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No other animal has captured the imagination or changed their lives as has the horse. Their grace, strength and beauty have made horses sought after as well as useful. What would kings and queens, knights and conquistadors, cowboys and stagecoach drivers, or farmers have done without them?In this informative book, Gail Gibbons, relates some of the long history horses and h...more
Paperback, 30 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Holiday House (first published September 1st 2003)
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Christina Deroche
I chose this book because horses are my favorite animals. My nieces also really enjoyed it and learned a lot. This book is wonderful for children who like horses. This book talks about all the many different types of people that use horses. It also explains why and how they used the horses. Cowboys-riding

Gail Gibbons does a wonderful job with all of her books. Many of them are informative and are engaging to children. Wonderful pictures and charts to go along with...more
Horses, by Gail Gibbons, presents a wide array of facts about horses in a story like manner. A portion of the book is dedicated to explaining the history of horses, leading up to their role in today’s society. Some of the most common types of horses are introduced in this book. The traits that are shared by all horses, their life span and social habits are discussed.
This book features only hand drawn cartoon pictures. This art style may appeal to very young children. Each picture is accompani...more
Lots of information. A bit too much for a non-horse lover but my child ate up all the information. We just read a bit at a time so it didn't do an overload. Cute pictures.
Ashley Greenfield
This is a great book for kids to use to find information about horses. It's vocabulary and picture diagrams make it a great resource. I would recommend it.
This was an excellent book full of good information for my horse crazy daughters.
History and facts about horses.
Well written informational text.
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