Constance W McGeorge (Author) Mary Whyte (Illustrator)
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"A long time ago in a city by the sea, there lived a horse named Chestnut."
Chestnut belongs to Mr. Decker, who runs a delivery service. Each morning at dawn, Mr. Decker harnesses his horse to the wagon to make deliveries around the city. On the morning of the mayor's daughter's birthday, there are important deliveries to be made for the party preparation. But when Mr. Decker oversleeps, Chestnut must set off alone, pulling the heavy wagon through the morning fog and following the familiar steps to the merchants' stores to make the special deliveries.
Author Constance McGeorge has written a charming tale of a steadfast horse whose faithfulness saves the day. Illustrator Mary Whyte's lovely paintings bring Chestnut to life and perfectly recreate the bustle of turn-of-the-century city life.

Product Details

Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
September 01, 2004
9.8 X 0.38 X 11.22 inches | 1.01 pounds
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About the Author

Constance W. McGeorge received BS and MA degrees in education from The Ohio State University, and in addition to teaching, has worked in marketing research. She is the author of numerous books for children, including the Boomer books; Chestnut; Waltz of the Scarecrows; and Snow Riders. She lives in Ohio.
Watercolor artist�Mary Whyte�is a teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national recognition. Her portraits are included in numerous corporate, private, and university collections, as well as in the permanent collections of South Carolina's Greenville County Museum of Art and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. Whyte�s work has been featured in�International Artist, Artist, American Artist, Watercolor, American Art Collector, L'Art de l�Aquarelle, and numerous other publications. Whyte is the author of�Working South: Paintings and Sketches by Mary Whyte, Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor, An Artist's Way of Seeing,�and�Watercolor for the Serious Beginner. Her work can be found at Coleman Fine Art in Charleston.


"The airy, soft-hued watercolor illustrations are as lovely as the lilting language... Varied perspectives add interest and drama to the artwork. Young horse lovers will embrace this charming tale."
"Whyte's watercolors of a picturesque, nineteenth-century town, modeled on Charleston, South Carolina, meld beautifully with McGeorge's quiet, homespun tale of determination and devotion."