Magically Maximus (Horsetail Hollow #1)

by Kiki Thorpe (Author)

Magically Maximus (Horsetail Hollow #1)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

The horses of Disney gallop our of their fairy tales--and into our world--in this magical new chapter book series from Kiki Thorpe, the New York Times best-selling author of the Never Girls.

Maddie and her sister, Evie, have just moved with their family from the big city to a farm called Horsetail Hollow. Maddie dreams of a horse of her own. Evie would rather read her favorite book of fairy tales. They are disappointed to discover that there are no horses--or fairy-tale princesses--on this farm. But there is a wishing well. . . .

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An inviting choice for transitional readers who love horses and Disney princess movies.

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Kiki Thorpe
Kiki Thorpe spent much of her childhood reading, daydreaming, and searching for fairies in the forests of Idaho--pastimes that were good training for writing children's books! She is the author of several books in the Disney Fairies chapter book series, including the New York Times bestseller The Trouble with Tink. She lives with her husband, Greg, and their two children in San Francisco.

Jana Christy has illustrated When the Wind Blows and When the Snow Falls. She loves drawing girls with attitude, boys with pluck, the chickens that wander around her garden, punks, robots, cavemen and zombies, bleak weather, windy days, sea creatures, and more. She also loves creating handmade minibooks with her husband, exploring new places with her children, and letting her brain and brushes wander.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
July 20, 2022
Horsetail Hollow
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
JUV002130 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Horses
Library of Congress categories
Characters in literature
Fairy tales

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