Everything but the Horse - Holly Hobbie
Is it about adjusting to new circumstances? Or is it about adjusting one's expectations? Or are they the same thing? I suppose it's up to the reader to glean whatever he or she will from it all. Either way - reading this is not an unpleasant way to spend a few minutes of your time. Also, I completely adore Holly Hobbie's illustrations!

Fanny (by the same author/illustrator) is a real winner - highly recommended!