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Book Title: Before They Rode Horses|
Date of issue: April 7th 1997
ISBN 13: 9780553483765
The author of the book: Bonnie Bryant
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 321 KB
Read full description of the books Before They Rode Horses:"That's it, then," said Deborah "I don't want you to beat me at Scrabble with horse words. I don't want you to read to me from your horse books. I want each of you to tell me a real-life story that really happened to you."
"Great," said Stevie. "There was the time Belle and I--"
"No. I want to hear stories that don't have anything to do with horses."
"What for?" Carole asked.
"Well, my baby is going to be surrounded by horses and horse talk all of his life. Horses are fun, but they aren't everything. I'd like to know that somehow, something other than horses was ever important to the three of you. I've got to admit that I find the idea that I'm about to be a mother even scarier than the idea that I'm about to have a baby. So, I need some help. I know I can always get help from you about horses. Give me some help about mothering."
The girls looked at one another.
"No horses?" Carole asked.
"Not a one," Deborah said.
There was a long silence.
"How about a cup of tea?" Lisa asked.
"Sure," Deborah agreed. "It'll probably help inspire your storytelling. I'll let you fix the tea. The doctor said I shouldn't eat anything, so just bring me some ice chips to munch on. I'll wait here for you." She put her feet up on a chair, leaned back, and closed her eyes.
The girls hurried out of the living room into the kitchen, where they had a quick conference.
"Is she okay?" Stevie asked.
"No horses?" Carole echoed, still stunned by the idea that she might actually have something to say that didn't have to do with her favorite subject. When she wrote a history paper, it was about the cavalry in the Civil War. In English, she'd only been happy when they'd read "Charge of the Light Brigade." Horses were everywhere in Carole's life. She always assumed that that was fine with everyone around her. Now Deborah wanted something else.
Read information about the authorAmerican author of children's books. She is best known for creating the intermediate horse book series The Saddle Club, which was published from October 1988 until April 2001. The Saddle Club chronicled the adventures of thirteen-year-old Lisa Atwood and twelve-year-olds Stephanie "Stevie" Lake and Carole Hanson. The series was static in time; the girls never aged in 101 books, 7 special editions, and 3 Inside Stories.
Bonnie Bryant also wrote two spin-off series: Pony Tails, aimed at beginning readers, and Pine Hollow, aimed at teenage readers. The 16 Pony Tails books followed the lives of eight-year-olds May Grover, Corey Takamura, and Jasmine James. Pine Hollow featured Carole, Lisa, Stevie, and their new friends in a series set four years after The Saddle Club. Unlike The Saddle Club, Pine Hollow conformed to a realistic timeline. The 17 books took place over the span of less than a year. Later a television show called The Saddle Club, based on the books, was filmed in Australia.
Bonnie Bryant wrote at least 38 The Saddle Club books and 2 Pine Hollow books herself; after that they were taken over by a team of ghostwriters, a common practice in long-running children's book series. Ghostwriters for the Saddle Club and Pine Hollow books included Caitlin Macy (sometimes credited as Caitlin C. Macy), Catherine Hapka, Sallie Bissell, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Helen Geraghty, Tina deVaron, Cat Johnston, Minna Jung, and Sheila Prescott-Vessey.
Bonnie Bryant is also the author of many novelizations of movies, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Karate Kid, and Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, written under her married name, B.B. Hiller. She also collaborated in the ghostwriting of The Baby-sitters Club Super Special #14: BSC in the USA, published under the name of its creator, Ann M. Martin.
Bonnie Bryant was born and raised in New York City. She met her husband, Neil W. Hiller, in college, where they both worked on the campus newspaper. They had two sons, Emmons Hiller and Andrew Hiller. Neil Hiller died in 1989. Many of Bonnie's books are dedicated to him.
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