Libby of High Hopes by Elise Primavera

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It takes meeting the horse of her dreams for Libby Thump to finally live up to her potential in this chapter book series from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Elise Primavera.

Ten-year-old Libby Thump loves two things: her dog Margaret and horses. She dreams about them, draws them all the time, and more than anything she wants to take lessons and learn to ride like a real horsewoman. But when her mother decides to give the lessons to her older sister instead, Libby is beside herself. Libby’s mom says Brittany needs the lessons more, to cure her “boy crazy phase”—and she also wants Libby to be “more girly,” like Brittany. But Libby just wants to be herself.
     With charismatic optimism and determination, Libby hopes she can talk her parents into seeing her perspective. And in the meantime, at least she can visit the stables and see her favorite horse, Princess….
     This all-new series featuring text and illustrations from Elise Primavera, of Auntie Claus and Louise the Big Cheese acclaim, will appeal to anyone interested in horses—or who knows the value of having a good friend.
 

About Elise Primavera

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ELISE PRIMAVERA has been writing and illustrating children's books for more than 25 years, including books such as Thumb Love and The House at the End of Ladybug Lane. She has received numerous awards for her work, and in 2004, she was asked to illustrate the Christmas Brochure for the White House. Her bestselling book Auntie Claus has sold almost a half million copies and inspired two sequels. She lives in Red Bank, New Jersey, with her dog, Lulu. LAURA PARK is a cartoonist and the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson. She lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. This is her first picture book.

















Author Residence: Red Bank, NJ LAURA PARK is a cartoonist and the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson. She lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. This is her first picture book.Illustrator Residence: Chicago, IL
 
Published June 12, 2012 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. 194 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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When 10-year-old Libby accidentally-on-purpose lets her dog run loose, she discovers a run-down stable next door, complete with a beautiful but somewhat neglected mare named Princess.

May 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Libby of High Hopes

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Sal seems sad and not at all like a person with “high hopes.” Libby asks him about riding lessons, and he says, in no uncertain terms, that they used to give lessons, but no more.

Jun 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Libby of High Hopes

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