Clarence and the Purple Horse Bounce into Town

Episode #4

Clarence and the Purple Horse Bounce into Town

Written & Illustrated by Jean Ekman Adams

Read with Permission By

Jean Eckman Adams


City and town life, Friendship, Pigs, Horses, Food habits.


5 – 8 years


“Clarence the pig is excited about coming back to the city after being out West, but when the food and air do not suit his friend Smoky the purple horse, they have an important decision to make.”

Teaching Tips

Great for any age or time of day.

It pairs well with a Western Ranch or Farm theme.

Slightly longer text, but rich with whimsy.

This is the third book in the Clarence and Smoky series. Prior knowledge of the first and second book is helpful, but optional.

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