________________ CM . . . . Volume XI Number 16 . . . . April 15, 2005

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Totally Crazy for Horses.

Karen Briggs. Photographs by Shawn Hamilton.
Markham, ON: Scholastic Canada, 2005.
40 pp., pbk., $6.99.
ISBN 0-439-96139-4.

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Horses-Juvenile literature.

Grades 2-7 / Ages 7-12.

Review by Ming Wong.

*** /4

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You may have heard of the mythical flying horse called Pegasus... but have you heard of the horse who can fly without wings?

Lipizzans glide across the sand with authority and grace, to the delight of the galleries of people watching from above. But they are one of the few breeds in the world who also perform the "Airs Above the Ground." When a Lipizzan leaps into the air, unleashing his tremendous power, he almost seems to take flight.

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Young readers need to look no further to find a colorful book about horses than Karen Briggs' Totally Crazy for Horses. The book is ideal for readers wanting to learn about the many wonderful and exceptional breeds of horses. The book comprises 18 horses ranging from Azteca to Suffolk Punch and provides careful study of bloodlines of each breed including their physical description and athletic ability.

     Throughout the book are full color photographs of horses which focus the reader's attention on some interesting fast facts about horses. Totally Crazy for Horses makes a perfect gift for horse lovers' young and old.

     The team of Karen Briggs and Shawn Hamilton also wrote Crazy for Horses, Still Crazy for Horses and Crazy for Ponies.

Recommended

A transplanted Canadian, Ming Wong is a resource center manager for a nonprofit organization in D.C.

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