Libby of High Hopes
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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.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 185 pages
  • 142.24 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1416955429
  • 9781416955429
  • 1,458,618

Review quote

"Libby of High Hopes is the sort of book you can't wait to share with someone else because you loved it so much. With fresh, clear prose, charming illustrations, and an absolutely unforgettable heroine, Elise Primavera perfectly captures that moment in childhood when everything seems possible--and impossible--all at the same time. There is a sweetness and an authenticity about this story that's rare and immensely refreshing; it reminded me of the best of Beverly Cleary. Libby of High Hopes will keep you nailed to your chair till you turn that final page with a lump in your throat. And don't be surprised if a lot of young readers suddenly start asking for riding lessons. "--Diane Stanley, author of The Silver Bowlshow more

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 ElisePrimavera.com.show more