Now translated into four languages, this bestselling, hilariously voiced middle-grade novel is Mean Girls meets Black Beauty for the horse girl crew. Humanizing, heart-warming, and wildly funny, Horse Girl redefines what it means to be a young girl who loves horses.
"This book is funny and exciting. Beautifully portrays both the pleasures and risks of riding horses and also of being a teen. Very original, and a great pleasure to read."
— Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres
“From the deliciously zippy dialogue to the hilarious misadventures of a sassy equestrian misfit and her equine accomplices, Carrie Seim perfectly captures what it means to be a true ‘HORSE GIRL’ circa-now — and always.”
— Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times staff reporter and author of Horse Crazy
"A book of exceptional wit and heart, a rare and dangerous combination. Seim clears every jump with grace." — Matthew Aldrich, screenwriter of Disney/Pixar's Coco
"Horse Girl had my daughter enthralled. Carrie Seim's writing is both funny and poignant. She spins a heartwarming tale of 'finding your forever herd' that will connect with kids and families of all kinds. There's even an awkward dad character. (Ahem.) No comment.
— Dana Gould, writer and co-executive producer of The Simpsons
"Melodrama, angst and clever footnotes make this a breezy read for tweens with strong reader appeal." — Kirkus Reviews
"A fun story of fitting in, a slight mystery, and friendly competition. A great alternative to the more mean-girl 'Canterwood Crest' series, without losing the relatable preteen voice and story line." — School Library Journal
"The Horse Girl adventures really capture a horse lover's imagination with their spirited stories and girl talk. What a great idea and a fun read." — Soledad O'Brien, Peabody award-winning journalist, author and producer
Carrie is the creator of the best-selling adventure series The Flying Flamingo Sisters (hailed in The New York Times, The New York Post, Good Housekeeping and Romper) and author of Horse Girl, her acclaimed middle-grade novel for Penguin Workshop.
She grew up on the windswept plains of Nebraska and has served as a staff writer for several Nickelodeon comedy variety shows. She's also contributed to The New York Times, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, The New York Post, McSweeney’s and Architectural Digest.
Learn more at CarrieSeim.com.