Monday, September 17, 2012

Mercury's Flight by Annie Wedekind - OPTIONAL

Wedekind, Annie Mercury's Flight: The Story of a Lipizzaner Stallion, 119 pgs. Feiwel and Friends, 2011. Language - PG (4 swears, 0 "f"), Sexual Content - G; Violence - G; 

Mercury has never felt completely at ease because of his early days wen someone was missing from his life. As he grows up, Mercury is able to build his foundation of confidence upon other things, but they eventually leave, too. How is he supposed to stay standing in a world trying to knock him down? 

It's interesting to read from the point of view of a horse, but I enjoyed the idea of horses being such intelligent and emotional creatures. Also, the concept of war effecting horses as much as it does humans opened my mind to something I hadn't thought very much about before. 

EL, MS - OPTIONAL. Reviewer: CCH

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