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Book Review: The Night Horses by Anaka Jones

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The Night Horses by Anaka Jones is an action picture rendition of horses busy attending to the daily process of life. Each page has a moving scene showing a horse engaged in a life-like activity.

Jones begins by depicting a young horse eating a morning meal with a scared mouse busily looking on. The next scene shows the horses around the hay feeder engaging in conversation. Another early picture shows May racing a younger horse named Cloud to the top of a local hill.

The action quickly moves to Flower and Lola discussing that they each will have a baby in the Spring season. Jones shows the horses showering after a long day and filing in for dinner at their respective stalls each night. Suddenly, the horses are seen playing with their disco ball and gathering around the table to play evening cards. At times, the horses play a make believe spa where they do each others’ manes and hooves.

The author depicts Cloud telling funny jokes which make the assembly of other horses laugh uncontrollably. Each horse has a midnight snack followed by participation in a lively party. Soon enough, the party ends, and the horses retire to sleep for the night.

The Night Horses is a wonderful book for children and young adults. The stories are interesting and the action pictures engage the audience significantly in the story at every step of the way from early morning to retiring early to bed.

The artist’s rendition of the horses is drawn with great attention to musculature and other defining details. Each picture is absolutely clear against a backdrop of black and white, as well as color renditions.

This book is a wonderful acquisition for students, animal lovers, artists and anyone interested in capturing the anatomy and daily activities of horses.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.