Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.99
  • Save: $9.05 (36%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Kingfisher Illustrate... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Selection as wide as the Mississippi.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia Hardcover – October 12, 2010

58 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$15.94
$13.62 $7.01

Summertime is Book Time
Discover our hand-selected picks of the best books for kids of all ages. Browse by age: Baby-2 | Ages 3-5 | Ages 6-8 | Ages 9-12.
$15.94 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia + For Horse-Crazy Girls Only: Everything You Want to Know About Horses + Horse Beaded Bookmark
Price for all three: $27.23

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 4–8—This revision is virtually identical to the 2004 edition, except for updated websites and some minor changes in the text. Every photograph is the same, but they have held up well and do not look dated. They actually have more "pop" here in terms of clarity, contrast, and brightness, and will provide hours of enjoyable browsing or an opportunity to find pertinent information. The first section focuses on the horse itself—breeds, life cycle, domestication, and anatomy. The next section covers many areas of horse management, including feeding, housing, grooming, health care and first aid, and equipment. The third section examines the various aspects of riding, both western and English, although the majority of the photos feature English saddlery. This striking book would be an asset to any collection, but if you have the earlier edition, purchase it only if there is a real need for a second copy.—Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA
(c) Copyright 2011.  Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

Author Ransford is a full-time writer who has written more than 30 books for children. An expert horsewoman, she owns a horse and two ponies.

This volume has suggested grade levels of three through eight. The opening sections contain general information on horses and then describe various breeds--hotblood horses, coldblood horses, warmblood horses, and pony breeds. The remainder of the volume covers keeping, feeding, grooming, health care, and riding in chapters that are detailed and precise and convey the serious level of commitment necessary to all aspects of care and riding. The lavish color photographs, some of which are taken from the author's The Kingfisher Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horse and Pony Breeds (2003), are indispensable visual aids to descriptions of housing, saddling, mounting, and so on. Photographs of youngsters handling animals will appeal to the targeted age group. The text is supported by a clear table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Younger children may have difficulties with some of the text. Terms, such as gymkhana, are not defined in context, although they may appear in the glossary.

An attractive, thorough book such as this one should satisfy horse lovers. It is a good choice for both school and public libraries. Sharon E. Cohen
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher; Revised edition (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753464853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753464854
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.9 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mavis on April 28, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this book for a gift for a friend's son. He absolutely loved it. The pictures and explanation of different horses, gaits, training and more were awesome. I almost kept it for myself. Knowing he loved as much as I did and we are 38 years apart in age tells you its a good book for everyone.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PruLady on April 23, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I gave it to our great niece who loves horses. She looks at it constantly. It's a very nice book and can be enjoyed by horse lovers of all ages.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen A Janson on January 10, 2015
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this for my 7-year-old niece. I shall never (I hope I shall never) forget her look of complete, total delight as she paged through it on her Mama's lap, on Christmas day. She takes it with her to school EVERY day! I did well--I bought the best horse book for this child who dreams of the day she can have her own horse. This book gave a special child in my life, a real joy--it gave me a treasure!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MsRich2u on March 20, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It was a good reference book, however, I feel that there was not quite enough effort spent on the breeds. There are so many more than are listed in the book. Also,the exercises and equipment seemed to be geared more towards English riders than Western.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lindakay520 on January 14, 2015
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 6 year old granddaughter borrowed this book from her school library and was sad to have to return it, so I bought a copy for her. Being a rider and horse lover, she really enjoys it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mandy on August 25, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I am a new horse owner and need a little help getting going on the less obvious, this book was a great read and made sense both in theory and when put to practice
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By purplegirl029 on January 16, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this for my 8 year old neice for Christmas and she said she loves it, her mom said it was a perfect book for her.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By krhalliburton on January 31, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Got this for my 8 year old daughter, who LOVES horses, for Christmas. It is a wonderful book with a lot of information. My son has a Kingfisher Encyclopedia for his favorite sport, so I knew what kind of product this would be. It certainly did not disappoint!!! It's not really for younger children though, I think it's better for kids that can at least read fairly well independently.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia
This item: The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia
Price: $15.94
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?