Leroy wants nothing more than to be a cowboy. When he realizes that a prerequisite for the profession is a horse, he purchases an old nag named Maybelline whose idiosyncracies cause him many problems. For Leroy, however, it is love at first sight and he is determined to hold on to the “horse of his heart”.

Filled with animated, humorous dialogue, this light-hearted story is the first in the “Tales from Deckawoo Drive”. Chris Van Dusen’s lively black and white illustrations capture the emotions and personalities of Dicamillo’s characters. This is a book youngsters will enjoy reading multiple times.

Jennifer Minicus is a mother and teacher living in Ridgewood, NJ.

Jennifer Minicus

Jennifer Minicus lives in New Jersey with her husband and son. A former French, Latin and mathematics teacher, Jennifer currently enjoys the responsibilities of a "domestic engineer", particularly making...