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Up! Horsie! An Original Fairy Tale   By: (1807-1876)

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In "Up! Horsie! An Original Fairy Tale" by Clara de Chatelain, readers are invited into a whimsical world filled with enchanting characters and a delightful storyline. This captivating tale unfolds with a perfect blend of fantasy, adventure, and valuable life lessons, making it a delightful read for both children and adults alike.

The story follows the adventures of a young princess named Bella, who dreams of riding a majestic horse. Despite living in a kingdom where horses are rare, Bella's determination leads her to discover a magical carousel that holds the key to her dream. With the help of a mischievous fairy named Sparkle, Bella embarks on an extraordinary journey to bring a wooden horse to life and fulfill her deepest desires.

De Chatelain's writing style is wonderfully descriptive, immersing the readers in vivid imagery and bringing the whimsical world of the story to life. The author's attention to detail shines through in her descriptions of the magical carousel, each character's unique traits, and the exhilarating landscapes that Bella and Sparkle encounter on their quest.

One of the most commendable aspects of this original fairy tale is the inspiring theme of perseverance and self-belief. Bella's determination to ride a horse, despite the odds, teaches young readers the importance of chasing their dreams and never giving up. This powerful message is delivered in a gentle manner that encourages young minds to never lose sight of their passions.

Furthermore, the characters in "Up! Horsie!" are endearing and relatable. Bella is a genuine and resilient protagonist, whose unwavering spirit will undoubtedly resonate with young readers. Sparkle, the mischievous fairy, adds a touch of humor and delightful mischief to the story, making her an instant favorite among readers of all ages.

The illustrations in this book, done by de Chatelain herself, are a true visual delight. The soft and colorful artwork perfectly complements the enchanting narrative, capturing the magical elements and adding an extra layer of charm to the overall reading experience.

Despite its enchanting qualities, "Up! Horsie! An Original Fairy Tale" may at times feel a bit predictable for older readers, as the plot follows a traditional fairytale structure. However, the charming characters and engaging storytelling still make this a highly enjoyable read for children and those seeking a cozy and heartwarming tale of dreams and determination.

In conclusion, Clara de Chatelain's "Up! Horsie! An Original Fairy Tale" is a delightful and enchanting book that will captivate readers of all ages. With its beautifully descriptive writing, lovable characters, and inspiring message of perseverance, this whimsical tale is a wonderful addition to any reader's collection. Get ready to be swept away on a magical adventure that will leave you dreaming of riding horses in faraway lands.

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Original Fairy Tale.







A young peasant was riding to market on a stout, well fed nag, when he overtook an old Scotch shepherd, who was trudging along on foot.

"I say, Sandy," cried the young man, "if you go no faster than that, market will be over before you get to town."

The Scotchman turned round, and peered at him from under his bushy eyebrows, saying in a strong north country accent: "Gin ye think so, suppose we ride and tie?"

"A pretty story indeed!" quoth Gilbert "I keep a horse for myself, and not for you."

And as he uttered this ungracious answer, he urged on his nag, and soon left the old Scotchman in the lurch.

Scarcely had Gilbert reached the market town, and put up his horse at an inn, when who should he behold strolling leisurely amongst the market folks, but the same old shepherd he had left so far behind.

"Somebody must have given you a lift, Sandy," observed he.

"Oh," replied the shepherd, "when I asked for a lift, it was only to see if you were obliging or not it was all the same to me for though you must buy your horses, I can gather mine whenever I choose... Continue reading book >>

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