A long time ago in a city by the sea, there lived a horse named Chestnut. Chestnut belongs to Mr. Decker, who runs a delivery service. Each morning at dawn, Mr. Decker harnesses his horse to the wagon to make deliveries around the city.
On the morning of the mayor's daughter's birthday, there are important deliveries to be made: flour to the baker for Jenny's birthday cake, bows to the hatmaker for a birthday bonnet, and a sack of sugar to the candymaker to prepare sweets for the party guests. But when Mr. Decker oversleeps, Chestnut must set off alone, pulling the heavy wagon through the morning fog, following the familiar steps to the merchants' stores to make the special deliveries.
Written by Constance W. McGeorge
Illustrated by Mary Whyte
2004 Peachtree Publishers
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