Bramble the horse and her devoted girl, Maggie, face a major snowstorm in their fourth adventure.
The sky is white, the air is cold, and snowflakes are falling, tickling Bramble’s back. By bedtime, Maggie and her family are ready for the storm: they’ve shopped for supplies, covered Bramble’s hay with a tarp, and filled the bathtub with extra water. But Bramble is too excited to sleep; she wants to be out in the white, wild world. Luckily for Bramble, she has a shaggy coat to keep her warm. And luckily for Maggie and her family and friends, when morning comes, Bramble can help dig through the deep snow that has most of the neighbors stuck in their homes. Soon the snow day becomes a block party complete with marshmallows, cocoa, and lots of friends. Chapter-book readers of the horse-loving variety will relish the camaraderie and enjoy the equine exploits in this cozy wintertime tale.
About the Author
Jessie Haas has always loved horses and has written more than thirty books, most of them about horses, including the first three books about Bramble and Maggie. Jessie Haas lives in Vermont with her husband, writer Michael J. Daley; her two horses; two cats; a dog; and a hen.
Alison Friend is the illustrator of several children’s books, including Scrawny Cat,What Color Is Caesar?, and the Bramble and Maggie stories. She also illustrates and designs greeting cards. Alison Friend lives in South Yorkshire, England.
Lighting up every page, expressive gouache paintings feature rounded forms and rich colors that glow brilliantly against backdrops of white snow and blue/gray skies. From the Bramble and Maggie series, here’s a beautifully crafted book for beginning readers. —Booklist (starred review)