Friday, October 22, 2010

Daring to Dream by Suzanne Weyn

Daring To Dream (Wildwood Stables)
Weyn, Suzanne, Daring to Dream. Scholasdtic Press, 2010. Pgs. 165. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: G.

Taylor Henry loves horse, but her single mother can’t afford to buy her a horse or take care of her. When Taylor’s friend, Claire calls and needs her to help ASPCA rescue an emaciated horse and a pony from an abandoned house, they temporarily house the horse in Taylor’s front yard. When her neighbor complains, Taylor is forced to find them new homes. When she isn’t able to find a place for them to live and growing close to them, she worries about them getting separated or getting sold at an auction. Can Taylor find them a place to say where the horses together?

A sweet, quick read. The characters are memorable and likable. The story is thought-provoking and touching. Readers who like horse stories and realistic fiction will enjoy reading this book. EL (K-3), EL (4-6). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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