The Ballot Box Battle

In Emily Arnold McCully's The Ballot Box Battle, young Cordelia works for Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a women's rights activist in the 1800's. Cordelia takes care of Mrs. Stanton's horse and suffers through Mrs. Stanton's tales. She is more interested in riding Mrs. Stanton's horse than the stories until Mrs. Stanton takes her along for a … Continue reading The Ballot Box Battle


Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World’s Smartest Horse

Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully is the story of Doc Key and his horse Jim. From slavery to fame and fortune, Doc Key spoke out against prejudice and animal cruelty, using the unusual intelligence of his horse, Jim, to help make his point. … Continue reading Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World’s Smartest Horse

Swamp Angel

Taller than Paul Bunyan and stronger than his blue ox Babe, Angelica Longrider is the only one who can save Tennessee from Thundering Tarnation, a massive black bear! Swamp Angel, a classically illustrated, folktale style story written by Annie Isaacs and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, was a Caldecott Honor book in 1995 and is a … Continue reading Swamp Angel