Patricia is thrilled when her father decides that she’s finally old enough to learn to ride. But her dreams of having a beautiful horse of her own are dashed when he takes her to a stable in Dogpatch, the rundown section of town. Patricia is sure that she’ll never learn anything in a place like that. But it’s in Dogpatch that Patricia meets two individuals–kind, patient Mrs. Mack and a glorious chestnut mare named Penny–who help her overcome her fears, and change her life forever. Powerfully written, beautifully told, and brought to life with rich watercolor illustrations, this is a story that will touch the heart of everyone who reads it.
PATRICIA POLACCO is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator with over 100 beloved and award-winning books to her credit, including Just Plain Fancy; Mrs. Katz and Tush; The Keeping Quilt; Pink and Say; The Blessing Cup; Chicken Sunday; and Thank You, Mr. Falker. She resides in Michigan. Learn more about… More about Patricia Polacco