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Fritz, a pony excluded from the group of beautiful horses within the walled city, becomes a hero when he rescues the children of the city. "Brett has created magnificent paintings that glorify her simple but engaging story".--Publishers Weekly. Full-color illustrations.
Jan Brett is known not only for illustrating the books of other authors but also for writing and illustrating books of her own. She attended Colby Junior College and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. Brett is noted for her attention to detail and intricate borders that surround and add subtext to the main illustrations on the page.
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Fritz, a common but not ugly horse, desires to be lived and ridden by children but finds that only a calamity will convince people that he, too, is a beautiful horse
Once there was a walled city known for its beautiful horses. There were magnificent jumpers, splendid chargers, and elegant parade horses. The citizens were so proud of these horses that it was decreed that only the most beautiful would be allowed in the city. All others would have to stay outside.