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Children's LiteratureFelicity Merriman will walk into every feisty horse-loving girl's heart. In colonial Williamsburg girls should stitch a straight seam, sit quietly at lessons, and always defer to the elders, but Felicity's heart is as big as her imagination. When she discovers that Jiggy Nye, the tanner, is mistreating the most beautiful chestnut she has ever seen, she decides to befriend the horse. When Jiggy states publicly that he will give the horse to anyone who will ride her, Felicity both tames and rides her. While Felicity does not win the horse, she does win the horse's heart and, treasuring her beauty and independence, lets her free with the shy apprentice Ben's support. American Girl books may be a marketing mechanism for American Girl dolls and accessories, but this book delightfully introduces readers to the colonial world and one special heroine. Topical and emotionally charged illustrations enhance the story. 2000, Pleasant Company Publications, Ages 8 up.