“…This is a delightful and beautifully illustrated book for young and old alike. ”
Do you like horses? You will love this book!
Absolutely beautiful, middle grade book, sweet story, gorgeous illustrations. (Some of the illustrations are frame worthy!) My iRead Book Tour stop on Friday, Aug 14. (Hint: I love it!)
This is such a sweet story of the strong love of horses and the dedication that it takes to actually owning and caring for a young animal with a mind of its own. Told through the POV of Jesse Nolan as well as the thoughts of Curly Girl, a young mare with unusually curly hair and mane, she is one of the wild mustangs of Wyoming. Both have a lot to learn, although Jesse shows remarkable dedication and maturity for a young teen. It’s a heavy responsibility for one so young.
The story includes information about the wild horses that particularly roam the northwestern region of the US, including the mustangs. It brought to mind one of the rides we took the year we decided to head north into Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. On a lonely ribbon of road out in nowhere, we became aware of a group of horses riding parallel with us on the other side of the road. Fascinated, we pulled over to watch them and discovered to our delight the herd, as a unit, also stopped to watch us. When we resumed out ride, so did they. So beautiful.
Jesse and her estranged family work out the care for the little filly, realizing the loneliness and fear she is experiencing having been separated from her mother and wild herd. It’s not easy and there’s a learning curve on both sides, human and equine, but not just for Jesse—her family as well. It’s a lovely tale of friendship and trust, learning to accept and work together, love and family.
A sweet story and the illustrations are just wonderful: emotional, loving, and lend sooo much .It is easy to see the love for and dedication to these magnificent animals.
I received this beautiful book for the book tour and so appreciate the opportunity to read and review. Wholly recommended for the young set, as well as the young in heart.
by Rosepoint Publishing