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Edward and the Horse


Author Anne Rand

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First published in 1961, this winning tale follows a small boy named Edward who lives in a soaring New York City apartment building and yearns for a pet to keep him company.  Edward lives on the twenty-first floor of a large apartment building in New York City. In the lobby a sign “No dogs or cats allowed.” This isn’t much fun for someone like Edward, who would have loved a dog or cat to keep him company. But the sign doesn’t say anything about horses . . . Edward sets out in search of a horse who likes the city and who won’t cost a lot of money to keep. Along the way, he meets a friendly fireman who offers him a helping hand. Edward discovers Smitty, whom he unhitches from a vegetable cart and takes home immediately. Before Edward and Smitty can get anywhere near the freight elevator, they are stopped by Smitty’s owner . . . and his reaction surprises all of them! This charming journey benefits from bold mid-century illustrations and will appeal to both design-loving parents and pet-crazy children at story time.  Illustrated in color throughout