Wild Colt

Wild Colt

Book - 2012
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Rhyming text shares a wild colt's days following the herd through the wetlands of Assateague Island.
Publisher: Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer Publishing, c2012.
ISBN: 9780764339752
Branch Call Number: SZY
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Kantjas, Linda - Illustrator

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SPL_Childrens Jul 24, 2013

Full-page pictures created in oil paint bring to life a beautiful new children’s book which portrays a young Chincoteague pony’s first summer.

After his birth, his mother lovingly cares for and encourages her little brown and white foal as he rests and then begins to take his first tentative steps.

In the coming days the colt eats dune and marsh grasses, drinks fresh water at a nearby water hole, and discovers the birds, turtles, raccoons, deer and other creatures which share his coastal wetland habitat on Chincoteague Island. Soon he is busy exploring everywhere.

Through the long lazy days of the summer, the colt runs, plays, jumps, kicks and races with the other young ponies on the island.

Sometimes he is startled by the mysterious booming thunder and lightning flashes of a sudden thunderstorm.

Near the end of the summer, he and the other colts are rounded up for the yearly wild pony auction on the island, where he is purchased by the family of a young girl who has always wanted a pony. It is apparent that the colt will be very much loved in his new home.

This gentle story, told in light, rhyming verse, may be especially appropriate as a bedtime read-aloud. Facts about wetlands and their creatures are included at the end of this charming book by Lois Szymanski, who has written other children’s books about horses (Sea Feather and A Perfect Pony).

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SPL_Childrens Jul 24, 2013

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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