Apples for Cheyenne: A Story about Autism, Horses and Friendship

Apples for Cheyenne: A Story about Autism, Horses and Friendship


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Apples for Cheyenne is an engaging children’s book about a girl with autism who finds friendship through her time with Cheyenne, a gentle horse. Follow Rachel and her friends as they go on a horseback riding adventure. Children will delight in this heartwarming tale while also learning about autism and other disabilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935274223
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 4 - 9 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth King Gerlach, author, is the author of Autism Treatment Guide and Just This Side of Normal: Glimpses into Life with Autism (Future Horizons). Her son has autism, and he loves to ride horses.

Kim Miller, illustrator, is an artist who has autism. She and her mother, Eileen, wrote The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures (JKP Publishing), a book about her life. Her artwork has been featured at art shows, in other books, and on greeting cards.

Read an Excerpt

Rachel pulls an apple from her coat pocket. “Eat, Chey,” she says to the horse.

She holds the apple with her hand flat, the way Lana taught her. Cheyenne sniffs the apple, then takes it from her hand. Munch! He loves to eat apples.

While Cheyenne eats his apple, Rachel rocks back and forth. Rocking feels good to her body, the way riding Cheyenne feels good. It helps her feel calm. She waits beside Cheyenne until he finishes eating the apple.

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