Recently I was sent the Lucky Foot Stable a series of horse books for young readers. The books I got were Lady’s Big Surprise, Star of Wonder, and A Star Discovered. Since my oldest girls aren’t into horse books any more, and my newest-arrived girls are still learning English, I loaned these books to my 10-year-old niece Bethany for her opinion. Here’s what she said:
I loved all of the books! They had tons of adventure and excitement. I just wanted to read on and on because I didn’t know what would happen next. Pretty soon, I was done with one book, then the second, then with all of them. The excitement just stayed in my mind and I wanted to be there with the girls Mary and Jody and with their horses, Gypsy and Lady, doing the same things they were doing and seeing what they were seeing. I think all horse lovers would love the books as much as I did!
Bethany’s mom, my sister Rachel, also read one of the books. Here’s what she had to say:
I also read one of the books (“Star of Wonder”) and really enjoyed it. It was definitely geared toward a young reader, but had a good, exciting plot with plenty of twists and adventure. I liked that there was fair amount of real-life horse information. For example, the mare had a baby foal in the opening chapters of the book, and the story went through the nursing and weaning time of the pair. It was quite matter-of-fact in describing how the physical process worked, approaching it through the eyes of one of the girls explaining it to the other. There was also a ranch hand in the story who helped explain things to the girls as needed. I would have no reservations about recommending this series to a horse-loving young reader.
Thanks, Bethany and Rachel, for sharing your thoughts about these books!