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For people who love: Watch Hill tales
Book: The Carousel Adventure, by Theresa Schimmel
The Carousel Adventure is an exciting children's chapter book featuring the Watch Hill Carousel, the oldest continuously operating carousel in the United States. Also known as The Flying Horse Carousel, it consists of twenty wooden horses with real horse hair and tails. Suspended from rods with no platform, the horses seem to "fly" through the air as the carousel turns.
On their annual summer visit to the carousel, Otto and Thora are excited to try for the brass ring that will earn them a free ride. But when Otto retrieves the brass ring and decides to keep it, he has no way of knowing that its magical power will take him and his twin sister, Thora, into the carousel panel paintings, where they will experience thrilling adventures!
This book is a fun read aloud to younger children and captivating independent read for older children. The end of each chapter has a researched educational content page about something relating to the chapter. The panel pictures on which each chapter is based are reproductions of well known nineteenth and early twentieth century paintings. Gary Anderson is the artist of these panels as well as the illustrator of the cover. He also refurbishes the carousel horses every year.