Fritz and the Beautiful Horses

Fritz and the Beautiful Horses

by Jan Brett


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Fritz, a pony excluded from the group of beautiful horses within the walled city, becomes a hero when he rescues the children of the city.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395453568
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/21/1987
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 267,013
Product dimensions: 9.56(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

With more than thirty million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost author/illustrators of children’s books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

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"Brett has created magnificent paintings that glorify her simple but engaging story." Publishers Weekly

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Fritz and the Beautiful Horses 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 5-year old loves this book! Illustrations are wonderful. Story is sweet. Another great book by Brett.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book growing up! I'm a horse lover, so just the fact that it was about horses was interesting, but the story is cute and the pictures are even cuter. I'm getting it for my little cousins birthday so she can enjoy it just as much as i have
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was younger, I would beg my mother to read brett's books to me. The Mitten, Trouble With Trolls, etc. Only a few months ago did I come across this tale. Fritz longs to be ridden on by children, like the beautiful horses. Unfortunately, as a shetland pony, he can't. When catastrophe, strkies he saves the day. Adorable and quaint, much like the Ugly Duckling, but with more emphasis on the actions instead of appearance.
JohannaJ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fritz, the dependable sure footed pony, saves the day and is allowed to be apart of the city that only accepts beautiful horses. I think the moral is a little backwards, but Jan Brett's heart is in the right place. I love the artwork.
SunnySD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alternately overlooked and mocked for his short legs, tangled mane, and whiskery face, poor Fritz longs to be one of the honored few horses who carry the cities children. Unfortunately, only the beautiful horses are permitted within the city walls, so Fritz can only gaze wistfully from a distance. But when a bridge gives way with the children on the wrong side and none of the elegant horses are sure-footed enough to carry the children safely across the rocky ford, Fritz saves the day and earns himself a spot in the city folks' hearts.Absolutely lovely illustrations and a charming story to accompany them.
kshielee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The horses thoughts and feelings are expressed in this book so it is fantasy. The conflict arises in this book when the children are trapped on one side of a crumbling bridge with the parents on the other side. The problem is how to get the children to their parents because their horses will not get in the river because they are too pretty. The resolution comes when Fritz crosses the river to bring the children safely back to their parents on the other side of the bridge.
Gardenseed More than 1 year ago
Very appealing pictures and a good story. Horse lovers of all ages would love this!
SunshinesAngel28 More than 1 year ago
As a horse crazy girl I was always captured by the illustrations used in the book! And now as a college art student I still enjoy the illustrations and am even inspired by them!
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sueSC More than 1 year ago
Another terrific book from Jan Brett. Beautiful illustrations with a lovely story. My 5 year old daughter loves it.