Fritz and the Beautiful Horses

Fritz and the Beautiful Horses

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Fritz, a pony excluded from the group of beautiful horses within the walled city, becomes a hero when he rescues the children of the city. "Brett has created magnificent paintings that glorify her simple but engaging story." -- Publishers Weeklyshow more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 223.52 x 236.22 x 7.62mm | 158.76g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Houghton Mifflin Juvenile Books
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0395453569
  • 9780395453568
  • 102,006

Review quote

"Brett has created magnificent paintings that glorify her simple but engaging story." Publishers Weeklyshow more

Review Text

An obvious, dotted-line pseudo-folk tale about Fritz, a kind and gentle pony, also "sure-footed and always willing to work," who is kept outside a certain vaguely medieval walled city because only beautiful horses are allowed within. But when the bridge breaks one day, leaving the homeward-bound horseback citizens on the city side and their trailing children on the other, it is Fritz and not the beautiful horses who wins cheers by carrying each child down the steep hill, across the river, and up the other side. The story is fiat and predictable; the moral far from liberating; and the pictures, though rich in decorative patterns, are static and innocuously pretty. (Kirkus Reviews)show more