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 Bramble and Maggie : snow day
 Author: Haas, Jessie

 Illustrator: Friend, Alison

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 51 p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 408860 ISBN: 9780763673642
 Ages: 6-8 Grades: 1-3

 Subjects:
 Horses -- Fiction
 Snow -- Fiction

Price: $18.61

Summary:
Bramble the horse and her devoted girl, Maggie, face a major snowstorm.

Series:
Bramble And Maggie


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: .5   Quiz: 186100
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 69936

Reviews:
   Booklist (+) (11/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 11/01/2016 *Starred Review* Maggie’s family prepares for a big winter storm while her horse, Bramble, watches. That night, Bramble shoves her stall door open and trudges through the deep snow, relishing the exciting storm. She becomes a hero the next morning when she helps clear away the snowdrift that blocks her family’s door. They all walk to nearby houses, enjoying the camaraderie of their neighbors, shoveling walkways, and gathering together for an impromptu feast around a fire. The story unfolds in three chapters: before, during, and after the storm. Writing short, effective sentences, Haas does a particularly good job of expressing the horse’s point of view as fully as Maggie’s. The girl knows that Bramble’s long hair will keep her warm all night, but Maggie never guesses how the snow feels to Bramble: first the cold tickle of falling flakes, then the warmth of the blanket of snow on her back, and finally the pleasure of feeling stronger than the storm: “It was just air and snowflakes. She was a horse.” 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. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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