Horse People: Writers and Artists on the Horses They Love

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twenty-five great writers, in pieces created especially for this volume and handsomely illustrated by contemporary artists and photographers, share their unbridled joy and passion for the horses in our lives

Profits from Horse People will be donated to The Company of Animals Fund to provide grants for continuous and emergency animal care nationwide

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Overview

twenty-five great writers, in pieces created especially for this volume and handsomely illustrated by contemporary artists and photographers, share their unbridled joy and passion for the horses in our lives

Profits from Horse People will be donated to The Company of Animals Fund to provide grants for continuous and emergency animal care nationwide

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-This beautifully presented collection of essays, photographs, and artwork by horse lovers, some of whom are quite famous, demonstrates the human fascination with this animal. Among the selections are an interview with Dick Francis and a heart-tugging story by Jana Harris. Jane Smiley offers a personal story of panic and fear conquered through learning to jump a horse. Rita Mae Brown's horse, Peggy Sue, gives Ms. Brown's cat Sneaky Pie some stiff competition with the charming and amusing "Working with Humans," told from a horse's point of view. The illustrations provide a view of horses in many habitats, from Wyoming to Baltimore. This thoroughly delightful book will certainly please all those adolescents so aptly described in the essays (wearing the perfume "Eau de Riding Stable") as well as those who wonder what all the fuss is about.-Carol DeAngelo, Garcia Consulting Inc., EPA Headquarters, Washington, DC
Booknews
A charming collection of 40-plus commissioned literary pieces and paintings and photos by writers and artists who share loving insight into their experiences with horses. Among the contributors are writers Jane Smiley, Tess Gallagher, and Rita Mae Brown; visual artists Jamie Wyeth, Janet Biggs, and Todd Devries; and photographers John Derryberry and Robb Kendrick. This is a thought-provoking and moving compendium, for horse enthusiasts, of course, but it's compelling also for readers who somehow exist without an equine love in their life. Profits from sales of the book go to a granting program to benefit animals in rescue agencies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579652128
  • Publisher: Artisan
  • Publication date: 4/15/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Rosen has written, edited, or illustrated a veritable kennel of books, including Workman's Kids' Best Dog Book; Artisan's Horse People, Fishing with Dad, and My Bug; and The Dog Department: James Thurber on Hounds, Scotties, and Talking Poodles and May Contain Nuts: A Very Loose Canon of American Humor. Many of his anthologies have supported humane efforts through the Company of Animals Fund, which he founded in 1990. He lives with his pack on 100 acres in central Ohio.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL J. ROSEN

"ASTRIDE THE TWILIGHT" BY DIANE ACKERMAN

"MY GRANDFATHER AND HIS BELGIANS" BY GARY GILDNER

"BOOTS, SADDLE, TO HORSE, AND AWAY!" BY CANDYCE BARNES

"Horsey Girl," excerpts from an installation by Janet Biggs

"HORSE RIFFS (A JOURNAL)" BY MEREDITH MONK

"Jumping," paintings by Michael Paraskevas

"NOTHING BUT TROUBLE SINCE THE DAY HE WAS BORN" BY JANA HARRIS

"THREE STORIES" BY DAVID ROMTVEDT

"Westward," photographs by Michael Houghton

"HORSEPOWER" BY SHELBY HEARON

"Wyoming" a photograph by Lindy Smith

"SIDE-VIEW: A MOTHER'S PERSPECTIVE" BY CLEOPATRA MATHIS

"Connemara," paintings by Jamie Wyeth

"WORKING WITH HUMANS" BY PEGGY SUE BRWON (RITA MAE BROWN'S HORSE)

"BREAKING HORSES: A SEDUCTION IN LETTER FORM" BY PAM HOUSTON

"City Horses," illustrations by Michael Plank

"ANGEL FOOT: A DOUBLE PORTRAIT" BY TESS GALLAGHER

"GOLDART" BY HENRY TAYLOR

A suite of paintings by Ivars Heinrihsons

"PAPERBACK RIDER: AN INTERVIEW WITH DICK FRANCIS" BY FRANZ LIDZ

"THE POWER OF HORSES" BY JOY HARJO

"Obsolete—Not for Navigational Purposes," collages by Todd DeVriese

"SUMMER SCHOOL" BY T.M. MCNALLY

"Horse and Camera," photographs by Sue Kyllonen

"ON WHITEY" BY MICHELLE HUNEVEN

"Work Horses," sculptures by Deborah Butterfield

"GOOD HORSE KEEPING" BY PAUL ZARZYSKI

"Red Bandanna," a painting by Bart Forbes

"HORSES CROSS, DONKEYS CROSS" BY JANE HIRSHFIELD

"Kashmir," photographs by John Derryberry

"THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS" BY GRETEL EHRLICH

"GLORY DAYS" BY MAXINE KUMIN

"Sparky Moves to Manhattan," images from a video by Debbie Sharp

"BIG" BY JONIS AGEE

"The Arabber Series," photographs by Robin Schwartz

"RESCUE" BY LUCY GREALY

"Pony Tales," paintings by Patricia Cronin

"IMPOSSIBLE HORSES" BY TOM RABBITT

"Texas, USA," photographs by Robb Kendrick

"PUISSANCE" BY JANE SMILEY

"Dream Horses," paintings and sculptures by Fritz Scholder

"LOVING THE OLDER HORSE" BY JO-ANN MAPSON

"Taking Flight," a painting by Eric Rohmann

CONTRIBUTORS' NOTES

CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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