Holiday House, New York, 2010, 74 pp, illus Ronald Himler
For Abby, it's a dream come true. She's finally going to have her very own horse. Her parents have bought her Griffin, the beautiful bay horse that she rides in lessons. Abby can't wait to ride, brush, and feed him. But Abby‘s best friend, Devon, is afraid of horses, and it causes trouble between them. Abby turns her attention entirely to Griffin and works hard to prove that she is responsible enough to care for him and ride him safely. Still, she misses Devon, and finally she reaches out to mend the friendship.
Alice DeLaCroix (1940 - ) was educated at Purdue University, and started writing for children when she had a family of her own. She wrote several books about a third grade pupil called Randall, and a horse book about a girl called Abby.
Finding the book:easy to find. The book was not published in the UK.
Links and sources
DeLaCroix, Alice 1940-. Something About the Author. 2009. Encyclopedia.com.
Thank you to Lisa Catz for the photograph and summary.