Horse by Malachy Doyle

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Follow one little foal as he grows into a magnificent horse! From learning to stand on wobbly legs to napping in the sunshine and trotting around the field with his mother, he changes as the seasons pass. By springtime he has grown big and strong.

Set against lush green fields and picturesque skies, this touching portrait of a mare and her foal is perfect for all horse fans!

About Malachy Doyle

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Malachy Doyle, who himself has ten brothers and sisters, is the author of many books, including Cow, illustrated by Angelo Rinaldi. He lives in North Wales with his family. Angelo Rinaldi is the illustrator of Cow by Malachy Doyle. He grew up in Wales and now lives with his family in London.
Published March 3, 2008 by Simon & Schuster Children's. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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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.

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The illustrations in this oversize book are stunning as they depict the seasons, from the mare waiting for her foal to be born until the following spring, when a girl “puts a head collar over [the yearling's] warm, silken nose” and dreams of riding him “over the hill and all the way to the sea.” ...

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Post and Courier

They contend horses are not cared for properly, and they suggest tourists will stop coming because they are offended by the horse carriages.

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The Hollywood Reporter

NEW YORK – It’s easy to see what attracted Steven Spielberg to British children’s author Michael Morpugo’s novel War Horse.

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