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Annie Wedekind

Annie Wedekind

Annie Wedekind grew up riding horses in Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, she’s been in the saddle in every place she’s lived, from Rhode Island to New Orleans, South Africa to New York. Her first novel, A Horse of Her Own, was praised by Kirkus as “possibly the most honest horse book since National Velvet . . . A champion.” She is also the author of The Breyer Horse Collection books, including Wild Blue, Little Prince, Samirah’s Ride, and Mercury’s Flight. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

Hometown:
Louisville, KY

Currently resides:
Brooklyn, NY

Favorite books: Horse book: Man O'War, by Walter Farley; Children's book: three-way toss up between Treasure Island, the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace, and the Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
Grown up book: Too hard to say. This month, perhaps it's The House of Mirth / Edith Wharton.

Interesting facts:
1. Annie started riding horses when she was six, and rode mostly at Undulata Farm, which serves as the model for Sunny Acres farm. Undulata, in Shelbyville, KY, is now a well known Saddlebred farm.

2. Annie took the name "Sunny Acres" from a beautiful horse farm she passed every day on the bus going to elementary school.

3. Annie helped train young horses on a farm in Grahamstown, South Africa, when she lived there in 2002.

4. Annie also rides motorcycles. And has tattoos, as well as a brand new baby boy, Henry, born January 27, 2008!

Mercury's Flight

The Breyer Horse Collection

Annie Wedekind
Feiwel & Friends
Feiwel & Friends

Our "American Girl" of horses, each novel in the Breyer Horse Collection—based on Breyer Animal Creations' top-selling horse breeds—tells a compelling story that captures the true essence...

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A Horse of Her Own

Annie Wedekind
Square Fish
Square Fish

A girl who longs for her own horse is given the chance to care for a troubled, damaged horse, who needs her as much as she needs him.

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Little Prince

The Breyer Horse Collection

Annie Wedekind
Feiwel & Friends
Feiwel & Friends

Little Prince is the story of a pampered pale-gold Shetland pony who goes from rags to riches and back again, and discovers the true meaning of home.

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Wild Blue

The Breyer Horse Collection

Annie Wedekind
Feiwel & Friends
Feiwel & Friends

A wild blue roan Appaloosa filly from a mustang habitat in the Idaho wilderness is captured by the world of men, putting her life in danger—and the freedom of her entire hidden breed at risk.

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