Little Seven Colored Horse by Robert D. San Souci

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In this tale of a youngest brother's adventure, Juanito sets out to prove to his mean older brother that he is capable of guarding his family's farm. In the process, he captures a magical horse, who promises that if Juanito will free him, he will help Juanito whenever he is in trouble. The horse keeps his promise and Juanito's journey begins. Full color.
 

About Robert D. San Souci

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Robert D. San Souci was born in 1946 in San Francisco. After holding jobs in book stores and in publishing, San Souci has been a full-time award-winning children's book author since 1974. San Souci is best known for his adaptations of folklore for children. His first books, The Legend of Scarface and Song of Sedna, were written in 1978 and 1981, respectively. Since then he has written dozens of others. His brother Daniel frequently illustrates his work. The Legend of Scarface won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies, and was a Horn Book honor list citation. Sukey and the Mermaid won the American Library Association's Notable Book citation in 1992, and Cut from the Same Cloth won an Aesop Award from the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. Robert San Souci has also written some nonfiction works for children and several novels for adults. Dicks' paintings have appeared in museums and galleries throughout the U.S.
 
Published October 1, 1995 by Chronicle Books.
Genres: Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Juanito calls upon the horse tirelessly, and as there is never any doubt that the animal will prevail, the story hits a plateau from which it never ascends.

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Juanito calls upon the horse tirelessly, and as there is never any doubt that the animal will prevail, the story hits a plateau from which it never ascends.

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Although well-researched, this version of a popular Hispanic tale is hobbled by inept illustrations and a low-energy text. The plot line is common to many folktales: a magical creature (here, a seven-

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For his kind deed of letting the culprit - a magical horse - go, the horse agrees to come to Juanito's aid whenever he is called.

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