Jessie Haas grew up on a farm in southern Vermont and attended Wellesley College, graduating in 1981. She sold her first book, Keeping Barney, a few months before graduation. After college, she married Michael J. Daley, and built an off-grid cabin next door to her family farm. Jessie loves Morgan horses, cats, dogs, reading, knitting, cooking, writing, writing, and writing.
Come along for a spirited ride as Bramble — a horse with interesting "little ways" — and her devoted girl, Maggie, make their debut in this inviting early reader.
In this coming-of-age story perfect for horse fans, twelve-year-old animal lover Joni clashes with her new neighbor and animal rights activist Chess. Their bumpy friendship reaches a crisis when Chess stages an impulsive animal rescue, and Joni must act fast to save the animals' lives.
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Feed your child’s equine muse. This treasure chest of activities, games, and projects encourages kids ages 8 and up to express their passion for horses through a wide range of creative outlets. Jessi Haas offers hundreds of fun and innovative ideas that will inspire children to engage in horse-based writing, photography, crafts, and more.
“Haas does a particularly good job of expressing the horse’s point of view as fully as Maggie’s. . . . A beautifully crafted book for beginning readers.” — Booklist (starred review)
Nora and Gramp are collecting sap from maple trees to make maple syrup. The horses, Bonnie and Stella, are working hard, too, pulling the heavy sap tank through the snow from tree to tree. This third story about Nora and her grandparents brings the beautyof a Vermont farm in early spring vividly to life.