Author(s): Jessie Haas
Maggie and her mischievous horse, Bramble, are back for another spirited romp through the ins and outs of friendship. Maggie loves introducing her new horse, Bramble, to the neighborhood, the beach, and the backyard. Bramble has fun too, once she is cajoled into participating by a well-timed carrot or two. But when Maggie has to go to school, Bramble is bored and lonely and gets into some trouble with Mr. Dingle next door. A misbehaving hen and a midnight visitor finally help to turn Bramble into a good neighbor. This charming and funny early reader flows at just the right pace for kids who are learning that others don't always do exactly what you want, but that friends find a way to give and take.
Jessie Haas has always loved horses and has written more than twenty-five books, most of them about horses, including the first story about Bramble and Maggie. She says, "Animals tell us what they need and expect. My horse, Robin, expects good food on time, and she expects me to keep life interesting. She sure keeps life interesting for me!" Jessie Haas lives in Vermont. Alison Friend is the illustrator of several children's books, including "Scrawny Cat," "What Color Is Caesar?," and the first "Bramble and Maggie "story. She also illustrates and designs greeting cards. She lives in South Yorkshire, England.