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.
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?