Miracle Maxx - Children's Book

by DeAnn Melton & Ellen A. Cook

JP Ranch


Ellen  A. Cook and Maxx tempe change prix st. george dressage

Miracle Maxx watercolor illustration sunset over horses

The Tucson sky was beautiful with rich sunset colors on that early August evening at the stable.

The gentle sound of music flowed over horses one and all.

Spanish cover Miracle Maxx childrens book
English cover Miracle Maxx childrens book
German cover Miracle Maxx childrens book

Maxx is severely bitten by a rattlesnake. If he lives there is the possibility of the loss of his left hind leg.

This is a true story about a young girl who gives him love, care, and music to help him perform again.

Ellen A. Cook playing harp Maxx's birthday


This is a beautifully written story of the bond between a young girl and her horse and what happened when her horse's life was in jeopardy. The illustrations are exquisite, detailing the horse and the lovely area in which the story takes place. Each one is a work of art that can stand on its own.

I highly recommend this story - it's the perfect book/gift for any horse lover you may know!


Miracle Maxx is a touching story. I think Maxx is a horse with one great advantage. He has brave and loving owners who went the extra mile to save him. There is much more to this story than is in this book. I also loved the illustrations. They are real and ring true. I loved the photos on the back.


Maxx licking harp music played by Ellen A. Cook - Maxx's birthday
Maxx trying to reach the music
Maxx "licking" the music
Go to Clay horse sculpture by Ellen A. Cook see Ellen's sculpture
authors den

First canter pirouette lesson video: You Tube


See also: DeAnn Melton,Ellen A. Cook, James Cook

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