The Horse

The Horse exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History has made me feel nostalgic for my favorite horse books from childhood.   I can still find them here in the Children’s Department, along with outstanding new books about horses.

Before you visit the new Horse exhibit at the museum, or on your way home, stop by the Children’s Departmet for these (and other!) horse tales.

Justin Morgan Had a Horse by Margeurite Henry. The Morgan Horse was the first breed of horse to come from the United States. This novel (by the author of  Misty of Chincoteague)

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lingren. This one is not typically considered to be a horse story, but independent Pippi does have a pet horse. It lives on her porch, and she is strong enough to lift it up!

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is not only a good read, it was (and is) a force for advancing animal rights.  Through the eyes of the horse Beauty, we see the difference  kind (or cruel) handling can make.

What are some of your favorite books about horses?

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2 Responses to The Horse

  1. Patte Kelley says:

    I loved Black Beauty, too. My Gram bought it for me when I was in elementary school. She also gave me a copy of Beautiful Joe, a similar book, of animal abuse and rescue, but told from a dog’s point of view.

  2. Rebekah says:

    I love “Beautiful Joe.” I remember that it was a book at my grandmother’s house, my grandma in Alabama. I would read it when we went to visit. Always made me cry…

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