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A Horse's Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure

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In association with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Readers will make new friends as they learn about colonial America.

Garrick the Gardener’s horse is sad, so the town of Williamsburg rallies to try to cheer him up! Margaret the Milliner sews a counterpane for the horse’s back, and Ben the Blacksmith checks the horseshoes to make sure they aren’t on too tight. The gr
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Harry N. Abrams
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Gela
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it, pictures too.
Julia Elise
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This is such a cute little story about a horse with no horse friends. I love that it rhymes and all the characters are little animals - a mouse, a bunny, ducks and more.

What surprised me about this book was the attention to historical detail. The setting is in Williamsburg, Virginia. The language, places and jobs are all from the colonial time. There is a milliner, a town crier, a magazine and even a street named Duke of Gloucester Street. The author has included a glossary at the end of the boo
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IrenesBookReviews
Oct 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is an adorable story set in Colonial Williamsburg. The story centers on an unhappy horse. The setting is beautifully illustrated and takes you back to the time of Colonial Williamsburg.

The town people try to help the horse that has run away from his owner and seems very unhappy. They try fixing his horseshoes and taking special care of him. One character notices him snuggling with another horse and brings it to everyone’s attention. They discover the horse is just lonely and provide him wit
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Jeff
Apr 05, 2011 rated it liked it
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[A Horse's Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure] is a cute picture book with personified animals playing the part of people in Colonial Williamsburg. It functions as a way to introduce children to several of the jobs in 18th century America with a bit of the vocabulary while held loosely together through a story about a runaway horse. The rhyme is fun and the story is somewhat intriguing if a bit forced. Great for a trip to Williamsburg.
Robert Beveridge
Dec 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Susan Lubner, A Horse's Tale: A Colonial Williamsburg Adventure (Abrams, 2008)

Cute story about a horse who suddenly refuses to work and takes off on a tour of Colonial Williamsburg, told in rhyme. Lubner uses the story both to instruct about the geography of the town and some of the professions that were practiced there that have since faded out of existence. Engaging illustrations and a sense of whimsy make this one to look for. ***
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Cammy Koch
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book to talk about local history (I work in Virginia). Storytime tips: use the town crier to make a silly yelling voice for the kids. Also encourage the kids to make horse trotting noises by clicking their tongues or, if too young, patting their hands on their knees.
Jeff Bloomquist
Mar 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome! Erika had me read it three or four times. Looks like Mom picked a winner on our last trip in Williamsburg, Va!
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Susan Lubner writes for children and is the author of three picture books (Abrams Books for Young Readers) and two middle grade novels, Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl (Running Press Kids/Hachette Books) FALL 2018 and The Upside of Ordinary (Holiday House). Her work has been published in Spider Magazine and Highlights for Children. Susan has two grown daughters and lives in Massachusetts with her hus ...more