From author of the memoir Horse Crazy, the first in a series of fictional middle-grade novels inspired by real horses and the people who love them.
THE FLYING HORSE
(Once Upon a Horse Book 1)
by Sarah Maslin Nir
illustrated by Laylie Frazier
Cameron Kids/Abrams, March 2023
Trendsetter is a horse destined to fly—in more ways than one. Sarah is a horse-loving seventh grader who has a secret and a fear of losing the one thing she loves most in the world. Separated by an ocean, a horse and a girl’s parallel struggles to be their best include lots of luck and grit, some stubbornness, and a few failures. It is only when they find each other that the two kindred spirits find themselves. Together they learn that what’s important in life isn’t greatness—it’s being great at being you. Inspired by a real horse and a real girl, THE FLYING HORSE will make horse-lovers’ hearts soar.
Sarah Maslin Nir is a Pulitzer Prize–nominated New York Times reporter and the author of Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal. This is her first book with Cameron Kids.
Laylie Frazier is a fine artist and illustrator inspired by the natural world. And while she doesn’t ride horses, she loves to illustrate them. Frazier lives in Houston, Texas.