Patrolling Horses Offer Protection to Central Park

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Author Karima Vargas Bushnell writes of two park patrolling horses, Max and Annabel, in new children’s book

For many New Yorkers, Central Park is at the heart of the New York experience. A midst an endless sea of skyscrapers and traffic, Central Park provides a way for people to escape and enjoy a taste of nature. In her new children’s book, “Max and Annabel,” author Catelyn Kronfeld follows the adventures of two Clydesdale Horses, Max and Annabel, as they work to keep Central Park happy and safe.

Annabel is new to her role as a patrol horse and has come to live in the barn with Max so she can partner with the officers. Max and Annabel quickly become friends, and Annabel is soon ready for her first day on the job. The two horses partner with Officer Michael and Officer Francis and spend each day on an adventure.

“This is a simple kids book that will hopefully make children want to get outside and enjoy the world around them,” said Kronfeld. “I hope readers will experience the joy of riding horses and the beauty of Central Park.”

Author Catelyn Kronfeld has had a life long love of horses and the great outdoors. While living in New York Kronfeld pursued her love for horses by volunteering with the Parks Department, riding park patrol horses through Central Park.

While “Max and Annabel” offer readers adventures through New York’s beloved Central Park, the book also presents young readers with important themes such as kindness to animals, the environment and the importance of helping others.

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Max and Annabel
By: Catelyn Kronfeld
ISBN: 978-1480824263
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Archway Publishing

About the author
Author Catelyn Kronfeld was born in Melbourne, Australia and has had a life long love of horses and the great outdoors. While living in New York City, Kronfeld put her skills to work and volunteered with the Parks department, riding park patrol horses through Central Park. Kronfeld currently resides in Ocala, Florida with her three dogs and two horses.

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