Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Horse for X.Y.Z.

by Louise Moeri Solveig (pronounced Sol-vay, with a long o) Nilsson wishes her life were a little more interesting.  She wishes she were the imaginary Xenia Y. Zilch with an exciting life and a name at the end of the alphabet … Continue reading

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Happy Go Lucky

Happy Go Lucky by Kristin Earhart This is the first book in the Big Apple Barn series and friends, I shall be honest with you. It was not chosen on merit, it was chosen purely because it is short, I … Continue reading

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Black Beauty

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell I don’t know how much you know about Black Beauty. I’ll attest I didn’t know much; I honestly couldn’t tell you whether or not I’d ever read it, despite owning a copy.  A quite beautiful copy … Continue reading

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King of the Wind

King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian by Marguerite Henry Before there were million part series books about horses like Pony Pals and Horse Diaries and Canterwood Crest, there was Marguerite Henry.  Most famous for Misty of … Continue reading

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The White Stallion

The White Stallion by Elizabeth Shub Gretchen was headed out west with her family in the mid-1800s as part of a wagon train. She falls asleep in the warm sun and the horse she is riding wanders away from the … Continue reading

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Horsing Around

Have horses had their day?  When I was growing up, girls were horse mad, at least as cliche would have it.  They read horse books and longed for riding lessons and dreamed of the unattainable, their very own pony.  Long … Continue reading

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