{"id":483843713,"title":"Decorated Horses","handle":"decorated-horses","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/dorothy-hinshaw-patent\" title=\"Author Dorothy Hinshaw Patent\"\u003eDorothy Hinshaw Patent\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/jeannie-brett\" title=\"Illustrator Jeannie Brett\"\u003eJeannie Brett\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA history of horses and humans.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHumans have relied on the strength, speed, and endurance of the horse for more than nine thousand years, utilizing them for work, warfare, entertainment, and companionship. 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Their decorations highlight how important horses are to various people—from the symbolic paintings that the Plains Indians used to decorate their battle and hunting companions to silks and flowers awarded to thoroughbreds in competition to the colorful, playful costumes adorning the horses that pull painted carts through the streets of Sicily to honor saints.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJeannie Brett’s action-packed illustrations highlight the beauty and care that humans have taken when creating decoration for their horses, incorporating cultural significance, celebratory beauty, and respected ferocity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Wild About Bears\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/wild-about-bears\"\u003eWild About Bears\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Come Look With Me: Animals in Art\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/come-look-with-me-animals-in-art\"\u003eCome Look With Me: Animals in Art\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/decorated-horses-spread.jpg?14307193770267397381\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDorothy Hinshaw Patent, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDorothy Hinshaw Patent has a degree in biological sciences and a PhD in zoology. 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Their decorations highlight how important horses are to various people—from the symbolic paintings that the Plains Indians used to decorate their battle and hunting companions to silks and flowers awarded to thoroughbreds in competition to the colorful, playful costumes adorning the horses that pull painted carts through the streets of Sicily to honor saints.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJeannie Brett’s action-packed illustrations highlight the beauty and care that humans have taken when creating decoration for their horses, incorporating cultural significance, celebratory beauty, and respected ferocity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Wild About Bears\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/wild-about-bears\"\u003eWild About Bears\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Come Look With Me: Animals in Art\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/come-look-with-me-animals-in-art\"\u003eCome Look With Me: Animals in Art\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/decorated-horses-spread.jpg?14307193770267397381\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDorothy Hinshaw Patent, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDorothy Hinshaw Patent has a degree in biological sciences and a PhD in zoology. Patent has authored more than 130 books for children, including \u003cem\u003eThe Horse and the Plains Indians\u003c\/em\u003e (Clarion), \u003cem\u003eDogs on Duty\u003c\/em\u003e (Walker), and \u003cem\u003eWhen the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone\u003c\/em\u003e (Walker).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Dorothy Hinshaw Patent\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/dorothy-hinshaw-patent\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Dorothy.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJeannie Brett, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJeannie Brett has illustrated many books, including \u003cem\u003eM Is for Mayflower: A Massachusetts Alphabet\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eMy Cat, Coon Cat\u003c\/em\u003e. She wrote and illustrated \u003cem\u003eLittle Maine\u003c\/em\u003e. She lives in York Harbor, Maine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Jeannie Brett\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/jeannie-brett\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Jeannie.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis informational picture book provides a fascinating history of how humans have trained, interacted with, and decorated horses. Examples include chariot horses, samurai mounts, and racehorses. 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A supplemental purchase.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis colorfully illustrated volume notes that humans domesticated horses more than 9,000 years ago and discusses how various cultures have equipped and decorated horses for different purposes. The book’s three thematic sections are “Warfare and Hunting,” “Performance and Competition,” and “Ceremony and Celebration.” Each double-page spread includes several paragraphs of information on the use and adornment of horses in particular cultures. For example, the first section includes ancient Assyrian chariot horses wearing elaborate headdresses into battle (1800 BCE), thirteenth-century Mongol warriors’ mounts covered by armor, and nineteenth-century American Indians’ horses painted with symbols for power and protection. The remaining sections also feature a broad range of historical cultures, including modern examples such as the garland of roses draped over a Kentucky Derby winner. Illustrating the informative text are full-page watercolor paintings enhanced with gouache, pastel, and colored pencil. A satisfying choice for kids who love horses, this well-researched book will carry them beyond their immediate interest and into the broader sphere of world history.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/decorated-horses-cvr.jpg?15420025476611330654\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/decorated-horses-hires.zip?15420025476611330654c\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-362-6\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-758-3 EPUB\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: 978-1-60734-643-2 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-books\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 8-12\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 48\u003cbr\u003e11 x 8 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e⁄\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCorrelated to Common Core State Standards:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEnglish Language Arts-Literacy. 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Decorated Horses

By: Dorothy Hinshaw Patent / Illustrated by: Jeannie Brett

A history of horses and humans.

Humans have relied on the strength, speed, and endurance of the horse for more than nine thousand years, utilizing them for work, warfare, entertainment, and companionship. Throughout history humans have shown how much they admire and respect these animals through decoration and embellishment.

Divided into three sections: Warfare and Hunting, Performance and Competition, and Ceremony and Celebration, this book introduces readers to the many ways humans have used and honored horses. Their decorations highlight how important horses are to various people—from the symbolic paintings that the Plains Indians used to decorate their battle and hunting companions to silks and flowers awarded to thoroughbreds in competition to the colorful, playful costumes adorning the horses that pull painted carts through the streets of Sicily to honor saints.

Jeannie Brett’s action-packed illustrations highlight the beauty and care that humans have taken when creating decoration for their horses, incorporating cultural significance, celebratory beauty, and respected ferocity.

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Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, author

Dorothy Hinshaw Patent has a degree in biological sciences and a PhD in zoology. Patent has authored more than 130 books for children, including The Horse and the Plains Indians (Clarion), Dogs on Duty (Walker), and When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone (Walker).

Read more about Dorothy.


Jeannie Brett, illustrator

Jeannie Brett has illustrated many books, including M Is for Mayflower: A Massachusetts Alphabet and My Cat, Coon Cat. She wrote and illustrated Little Maine. She lives in York Harbor, Maine.

Read more about Jeannie.

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School Library Journal

This informational picture book provides a fascinating history of how humans have trained, interacted with, and decorated horses. Examples include chariot horses, samurai mounts, and racehorses. The work begins with a general introduction and then goes on to three sections: "Warfare and Hunting," "Performance and Competition," and "Ceremony and Celebration." For each type of horse, readers will find two or three paragraphs of descriptive, engaging text about its history. The watercolor illustrations focus on the horses, while the depictions of people and background activities are less detailed. Labeled pictures of the animal's anatomy and tack are a good resource for those less familiar with the subject. VERDICT An interesting, though brief overview of horses of possible use for social studies or history lessons. A supplemental purchase.

Booklist

This colorfully illustrated volume notes that humans domesticated horses more than 9,000 years ago and discusses how various cultures have equipped and decorated horses for different purposes. The book’s three thematic sections are “Warfare and Hunting,” “Performance and Competition,” and “Ceremony and Celebration.” Each double-page spread includes several paragraphs of information on the use and adornment of horses in particular cultures. For example, the first section includes ancient Assyrian chariot horses wearing elaborate headdresses into battle (1800 BCE), thirteenth-century Mongol warriors’ mounts covered by armor, and nineteenth-century American Indians’ horses painted with symbols for power and protection. The remaining sections also feature a broad range of historical cultures, including modern examples such as the garland of roses draped over a Kentucky Derby winner. Illustrating the informative text are full-page watercolor paintings enhanced with gouache, pastel, and colored pencil. A satisfying choice for kids who love horses, this well-researched book will carry them beyond their immediate interest and into the broader sphere of world history.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-362-6

E-book
ISBN: 978-1-60734-758-3 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-60734-643-2 PDF
For information about purchasing E-books, click here.

Ages: 8-12
Page count: 48
11 x 8 12

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 4. Standards 1-5, 7, 8, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 5. Standards 1-5, 8, 10