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Horace by Holly Keller

Horace (edition 1991)

by Holly Keller (Author), Holly Keller (Illustrator)

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Authors:Holly Keller (Author)
Other authors:Holly Keller (Illustrator)
Info:Greenwillow Books (1991), 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:children's book, family life, adoption, leopards, tigers

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Horace by Holly Keller



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Horace is a Leopard and his family are Tigers and Horace cannot understand why he doesn’t look like them. He went to the park one day without his parents knowing, running into a family of leopards. He plays with them all day until he wants to go home to his mom and dad. Horace finally understood he didn’t need to look like his parents because they loved him very much and so did he. ( )
  tanafernandez | Mar 30, 2016 |
Old story, cute twist. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Horace is the book that I believe Holly Keller might be most well known for, at least with the older generations. This is the story of a leopard named Horace who has tigers for parents. They are very nice people and they love Horace very much. The story is about Horace in a way finding our who he is, and how/why his parents chose to take him. A great story that could possibly be a good lesson for a student or child who has/was adopted. ( )
  christian.mehalic | Mar 18, 2013 |
A tender book about adoption. Horace the leopard wants to look just like his adoptive parents (who are tigers) and runs away to find a family 'like him'. In the end, he is glad to be home. ( )
  cjoymr | Jun 25, 2008 |
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"Horace is adopted. He is also spotted, and he is loved and cared for by his new mother and father--who are striped. But...Horace feels the need to search out his roots...Keller deals with a sensitive subject in a way that is perceptive but not sentimental."--Publishers Weekly. "A first choice for those families seeking a low-key, reassuring book about adoption--and one that is fun to share as well."--Horn Book.

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Horace, an adopted child, realizes that being part of a family depends on how you feel and not how you look.

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