PARIS — The Paris Public Library is hosting a program with the creators of the new children’s book, “Horse Tails by Mookie the Mustang,” at 1 p.m. on the first SAD 17 early release day, Friday, Sept. 18.

Author Patricia Probert Gott will read from her newest “Horse Tails” book and talk about her experiences with horses, writing and publishing. Illustrator Brenda Ellis Sauro will share a drawing activity with the children, detailing how she draws horses.

“Horse Tails by Mookie the Mustang” tells the story of a horse growing up in the hardships of the wild. He explains the hierarchy and etiquette within a horse family band and where he fits in as a foal, a yearling and a bachelor. His adventures include carefree romping with his friends, splashing in water holes, befriending a Bighorn lamb, startling a rattlesnake and encountering a mountain lion, as well as experiencing thirst, hunger and cold, before being rounded up and adopted.

The author and illustrator are also appearing on the NPC-TV show, “Story Connections.”

The hour-long program and demonstration is free and open to children of all ages. For more information, contact the library at 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]

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