The Horse with a Dragonfly on her Nose is a children’s book for all ages. Read about Maggie and her friend Ozzie the Dragonfly as she learns life lessons about friendship, instincts, nature’s life cycles, and the importance of memories.

Colorful, creative illustrations and a special type face make reading fun and easy for independent readers.

Parents will enjoy reading the book to younger children. Maggie also has a special website for children to email her with questions.

Maggie the Horse, author

Maggie the Horse with the very long legs, lives on a farm in beautiful Colorado.  She is an American Saddlebred whose full name is Sing to Champagne.  But all her friends call her Maggie.

She loves to trail ride in the mountains, show off in the dressage arena, pull her cart in Competitive Driving Events, and take the children to 4H shows.  That is why her proudest award was being named 2005 American Saddlebred Sport Horse Association National Versatility Champion.

Maggie also has a special website for children to email her with questions.

And yes, she really does have an unusual white spot right on the end of her nose that looks like a dragonfly.

Pamela Bond, author

Pam lives in the house in front of the big red barn and takes very good care of Maggie.  She has loved horses all her life, in fact her first word was “horsey”.  Writing and riding fill her days since she recently retired from teaching.  Her proudest moments were helping Maggie win the Versatility Championship and being named Teacher of the Year.

And no, she doesn’t have a dragonfly on her nose.

Pamela Bond is an award-winning teacher recently retired from Fairview High School in Boulder. The Horse with the Dragonfly on her Nose is her first children’s book, however, she has numerous published magazine articles and newspaper columns.

A teacher at heart, her goal is to write children’s books for all ages that entertain and deal with life challenges we all must face. “It is never too early or too late to start learning.”

Some of the many teaching awards Bond has won include Friends of Scholastic Journalism Lifetime Achievement Award, Colorado High School Press Association Teacher of the Year, and Classroom Connections Teaching Award from Channel 7 Television.  She loves sports writing and was the first female sports editor of a collegiate newspaper allowed in the all-male press boxes.

In addition to education, Bond has worked as a Newspaper Editor, Media Consultant, and Cable News Reporter. She lives on a small farm in Brighton, CO, with dog Lucy, cats Izzy and Gidget, and Maggie the Horse and her equine friends.


D.J. Mendoza, illustrator

D.J. is a naturally-gifted artist, also a husband, a father, and a horseman who lives in Colorado.  He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and riding since he could hold “them” reins.  His greatest aspiration is to use his God-given talent and ability to entertain children and adults alike, and to serve the Great Master of all creation.

He never met a horse he didn’t like.