Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse

By: Marcy Campbell

Illustrator: Corinna Luyken

Adrian Simcox tells anyone who will listen that he has a horse—the best and most beautiful horse anywhere. But Chloe does NOT believe him. Adrian Simcox lives in a tiny house. Where would he keep a horse? He has holes in his shoes. How would he pay for a horse? The more Adrian talks about his horse, the angrier Chloe gets. But when she calls him out at school and even complains about him to her mom, Chloe doesn’t get the vindication she craves. She gets something far more important.

Full-color illustrations were created using black ink, colored pencils, and watercolor.

ISBN: 9780735230378

JLG Release: Dec 2018


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Interpersonal relations , Schools , Poverty , Empathy , Imagination , Friendship , Family life , Lying

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Chloe just wants the truth to come out about daydreamer Adrian Simcox and his tall tale of having a horse. He tells everyone at school about his beautiful pet and its white coat, golden mane, and gorgeous brown eyes, but Chloe knows it’s all lies. You can’t keep a horse in town, and besides, Adrian gets free lunch and has holes in his shoes. Wh Chloe just wants the truth to come out about daydreamer Adrian Simcox and his tall tale of having a horse. He tells everyone at school about his beautiful pet and its white coat, golden mane, and gorgeous brown eyes, but Chloe knows it’s all lies. You can’t keep a horse in town, and besides, Adrian gets free lunch and has holes in his shoes. When Chloe’s Mom has finally had enough of her daughter’s indignation, she takes the child to visit Adrian’s part of town, where Chloe learns that going along with a fantasy isn’t so bad. While this tale offers a moral, it’s not preachy; instead, debut author Campbell has penned a gentle, enjoyable story about accepting your friends as you find them. The story finds its perfect accompaniment in Luyken’s The Book of Mistakes with this book’s muted, fall-tone ink, colored pencil, and watercolor illustrations of Chloe and Adrian’s school and homes, the town’s beautiful foliage, and, of course, the beloved horse that’s brought to life by the children’s imaginations. VERDICT This warm tale and its exquisite illustrations is well worth a purchase.–Henrietta Verma, Credo Reference, Jackson Heights, NY

Book Details

ISBN

9780735230378

First Release

December 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

11" x 8 1/2"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level AD600L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Dial

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Interpersonal relations, Schools, Poverty, Empathy, Imagination, Friendship, Family life, Lying,

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