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Synopsis: Long before my mother was born, her aunts owned a store in a small village in Maine. They had a smart gray horse who pulled a shiny black buggy when they went out riding.
Prince was the finest horse in town. But no one remembers who took care of that beautiful animal while the aunts were working in their store: perhaps it was a sneaky trader who tried to steal him, perhaps it was a one-legged harmonica player who taught him to dance; perhaps it was two children who once saved Prince's life.
Jacqueline Briggs Martin really did have two great-aunts who owned a horse like Prince. In THE FINEST HORSE IN TOWN she recreates life in a small American town as it might have been at the turn of the 20th century. Susan Gaber's extraordinary watercolor paintings make the people and events in these three stories truly come alive.
About the Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin is the author of more than a dozen picture books for children, including SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY, winner of the 1999 Caldecott Medal. She grew up on a farm in Maine and heard stories of the two great-aunts featured in THE FINEST HORSE IN TOWN. She now lives in Iowa.
Susan Gaber is working on the illustrations for her nineteenth picture book for children. She has illustrated one other book written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, GOOD TIMES ON GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN. She lives in Huntington, New York, with her husband and son.
Title: Finest Horse in Town
Publisher: Smithmark Pub
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # G0831754354I4N00