Libby of High Hopes

Libby of High Hopes

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It takes meeting the horse of her dreams for Libby Thump to finally live up to her potential in this chapter book series from New York Times "bestselling author and illustrator Elise Primavera. Ten-year-old Libby Thump loves two things: her dog Margaret and horses. She dreams about them, draws them all the time, and more than anything she wants to take lessons and learn to ride like a real horsewoman. But when her mother decides to give the lessons to her older sister instead, Libby is beside herself. Libby s mom says Brittany needs the lessons more, to cure her boy crazy phase and she also wants Libby to be more girly, like Brittany. But Libby just wants to be herself. With charismatic optimism and determination, Libby hopes she can talk her parents into seeing her perspective. And in the meantime, at least she can visit the stables and see her favorite horse, Princess . This all-new series featuring text and illustrations from Elise Primavera, of Auntie Claus and Louise the Big Cheese acclaim, will appeal to anyone interested in horses or who knows the value of having a good friend."

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  • Hardback | 185 pages
  • 142.24 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • New York, NYUnited States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1416955429
  • 9781416955429
  • 1,024,002

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"Ten-year-old Libby Thump longs to become the best horseback rider in the entire world. However, her path to greatness is not without strife: her teenage sister steals her chance at riding lessons; her mother refuses to accept that her best friend s daughter, Brittany, is now Libby s ex-best friend; and she s forced to continue the swimming lessons that she hates. It seems Libby won t ever be able to live up to her potential, as her fourth-grade teacher says she needs to do. Still, Libby is plucky and persistent, and her infectious zeal manages not only to bring about the realization of her dreams, but also to inspire those around her. She is a lovely heroine, and her tribulations are relatable and realistic. Expressive full-page illustrations appear throughout. The well-written story teaches the gentle lesson that life can be unfair, but persistence and passion ultimately pay off."--"School Library Journal""

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About Elise Primavera

Elise Primavera is the author and illustrator of the New York Times "bestselling Auntie Claus series and the popular Gum Street Girls Series. She is also the author of the Louise the Big Cheese books and other award-winning titles. She lives in New Jersey, and you can visit her at

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