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This Month’s Featured Book—brought to you by the librarians at the Ridgefield Academy library!

Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse, by Marcy Campbell, is a poignant story about a boy who tells everyone that he has a horse—a “beautiful horse with its white coat and golden mane.” The narrator, Chloe, doesn’t believe him. She knows that he lives in town in a tiny house and he has holes in his shoes. How could he afford to have a horse? Chloe becomes indignant and finally calls him out for lying. She can see that she has made him sad. Her mother wisely says nothing but walks her over to Adrian’s house. Read on to find out what happens—suffice it to say that Chloe learns a lesson about empathy, kindness, and friendship. The illustrations in this book are stunning, with horses hidden on some of the pages. A wonderful book for all ages.