This nonfiction picture book about horses has a fresh focus: how people over the ages have decorated horses in special ways. Organized into three categories warfare and hunting, performance and competition, performance, and ceremony the book introduces horses such as the chariot-pulling war horse of the Persians to the rose-decorated winner of the Kentucky Derby.
About the Author
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent has published more than one hundred science and nature books for children, including "When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature s Balance in Yellowstone "(Walker, 2008), "The Buffalo and the Indians: A Shared History "(Clarion, 2006), and "Big Cats "(Walker, 2005). You can read more about her body of work at www.dorothyhinshawpatent.com."