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The Dunlap’s bed and breakfast is finally ready for the grand opening—or is it?—in this fourth book of a chapter book series inspired by Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague.

It’s time for the grand opening of Misty’s Inn and Willa and Ben have been on their best behavior helping their parents get everything in tip-top shape! But they’re tired of being up to their ears in lumpy mattresses and dust bunnies. Willa and Ben would much rather be helping their Grandma Edna reunite a foal with its missing mother. But as one disaster after another keeps happening at the Inn, the Dunlaps begin to worry that maybe running a bed and breakfast wasn’t such a great idea after all. Will the Dunlaps be able to get everything ready in time, or will their dreams of running a successful inn disappear like the horse they’re trying to save?

Matt Dellinger

Kristin Earhart is the author of many books for young readers, among them titles in the Stablemates, Big Apple Barn, and Magic School Bus chapter book series. A former children’s book editor, she lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York.

Photograph courtesy of the author

Serena Geddes has been illustrating children’s books since 2009. She has illustrated the Lulu Bell books and has also worked for Walt Disney Animation Australia on sequels to The Lion KingPeter Pan Return to NeverlandLady and the Tramp, and The Jungle Book.

Short chapters and gentle pacing make this ideal for equestrians, animal lovers, and readers who enjoy realistic, family.

– School Library Journal

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