Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl
Written by Jessie Haas
Illustrated by Alison Friend
Candlewick Press, 2012. 51 pages. Easy reader.
Horse Bramble has grown weary of giving the same old riding lessons day in and day out. She seeks a prospective buyer and falls in love with Maggie, who is a little horse aficionado. Maggie has never owned her own horse before, so she has a lot to learn about caring for Bramble. Bramble, used to walking in circles every day, has a lot to learn about patience and new activities. The art in this book is beautiful and adds to the comforting story of changes and friendship. This middle-level easy reader is informative and nicely suited to young animal lovers.