The Boy Who Plaited Manes by Nancy Springer
(The Fantasy Worlds of Nancy Springer)

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When a young man mysteriously shows up in the stables of Lord Robley and demonstrates an amazing ability to braid horse manes and tails, the Lord and Lady are quite taken with his abilities and have him stay on. Sure, he doesn't speak a single word and there's truly something odd about him, but his talents at braiding are second to none. When the Lady finds herself in need of the man's skills for her own head of hair, the situation is looked upon as a bit scandalous, but nobody is prepared for the outcome that befalls them as a result. A short story.

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Author Nancy Springer was born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1948. She received a degree in English Literature from Gettysburg College in 1970. She has written about 40 books for children, young adults, and adults including the Sea King Trilogy, the Tales of Rowan Hood series, the Book of Isle Trilogy, and the Enola Holmes series. She has won numerous awards including the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, the Joan Fassler Memorial Book Award, and two Edgar Allen Poe Awards. She currently lives in Dallastown, Pennsylvania and teaches creative writing at York College of Pennsylvania.
Published April 14, 2012 by Untreed Reads Publishing. 17 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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