Liberty Biscuit


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$12.95  $12.04
Trafalgar Square Books
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

When Melanie Sue Bowles stumbled across the quote,
"The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose," she loved it so much that it
became the steadfast philosophy by which she has lived her entire adult life. Unwanted,
elderly, and abused horses became her purpose, and she and her husband Jim
began Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary with one horse in need on five acres of land
in rural Florida. Their facility grew to hundreds of acres in first Arkansas,
and then North Carolina, where rescued animals were allowed to roam as natural
herds. Over the years, Melanie and Jim have intervened on behalf of
over 300 downtrodden horses, many of them coming to the sanctuary to live
out their lives in peace and dignity. Their story has been featured on PBS and
in three books Bowles has written about the Sanctuary's animal residents. Bowles
comes from a large family, many of whom own horses and
love all animals as much as she does, including nieces, nephews, and
grandchildren who helped inspire the characters in Liberty Biscuit.


is a valuable book for difficult times. Kip is a warm and
poetic narrator who works with ingenuity to protect the animals she loves, while
her hope and perseverance are also tested by a generations-old family wound." --Whitney
Sanderson, author of the Horse Diaries Series and the Unique Unicorn Series
"Heartwarming." --Kirkus Reviews"What a delightful read, and a salve for these
current times." --Jec Aristotle Ballou author of 55 Corrective Exercises for
Horses, 101 Dressage Exercises for Horse and Rider,
and Equine Fitness
"An artfully written text that engages the mind and spirit of the reader through an effective voice and page-turning narrative kids will quickly relate to and enjoy. Love the cover artwork too!" --Catskill Horse Magazine "This book kept me guessing what would happen next, and I truly enjoyed reading it." --Blaze Kids Magazine "Liberty Biscuit has characters that feel like real
people. People that we can connect with, understand, and care about as they
face issues that have caused hurt, but also have the power to heal. It captures
the love of horses and the feeling of longing for a horse in a relatable
manner, and portrays the equine characters and their care realistically. This
book surprised me several times, and I truly enjoyed reading it. Liberty
is a charming and special book, and I wholeheartedly recommend it
for young readers, and adults as well." --Melissa A. Priblo Chapman, author
of Distant Skies: An American Journey on Horseback
"In addition to the lovely story, exquisite foliage
illustrations begin and end each chapter, making this book a lovely gift for a
horse-loving girl or her loving parents. What makes the book remarkable is not
the donkey or the illustrations, but the story of how the love of family can
overcome obstacles. I loved this beautiful book."

--Larri Jo Starkey, Equestrian Journalist"Kip is my hero. A full-throated cheer for Liberty Biscuit,
his new family, and Melanie Sue Bowles for this inspiring story." --Anna
Blake at Infinity Farm, Horse Advocate, Author, Speaker, Clinician