Friday, December 6, 2013

[Review] A Horse Called Wonder by Joanna Campbell

A Horse Called Wonder by Joanna Campbell 
Publisher: Harper Entertainment
Publishing Date: August 15, 1991
192 Pages
Format: paperback, purchased


Ashleigh Griffen swore she'd never giver her heart to another horse - not after a terrible disease wiped out her family's breeding farm, along with Ashleigh's favorite mare, Stardust.

Now the Griffens are starting over as breeding managers at Townsend Acres, and Ashleigh's sure she is going to hate living there.

Then a small, sickly foal is born - a beautiful copper filly that looks like Stardust. No one thinks the foal will live or that it's worth trying to save. No one but Ashleigh.

Can one girl's love alone work miracles?

My Review

When I was younger, I absolutely loved these books! I had my nose stuck in them all the time, and they really fueled my love of reading. I recently decided that since I loved them so much as a kid, I wanted to reread them now. I bought the first 7 books on Amazon and jumped right in when they were delivered. These books are as good as I remember. Ashleigh is a very stubborn and smart young girl who just wants to save a sick foal. She nurtures Wonder every day in hope that Wonder will continue to survive. With the help of her family and friends, Ashleigh learns what it means to be responsible and fight for what you believe in.

Young kids will also learn so much about horses through reading these stories. I had 3 horses growing up, so I knew enough, but after reading these, I felt like I knew so much more about them, and not just terminology, but how they should be treated with respect. These stories are highly recommended for young children, especially those with an interest in horses (:

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