The first book in Dandi Daley Mackall's new Backyard Horses series brought back memories of wishing for my own horse.
Ellie James, a fourth grader with a great imagination, spends a lot of time daydreaming about owning a black stallion show horse and winning trophies in the horse show. The answer to all her dreams and prayers gallops into her life and it will surprise you at the dramatic turn of events.
I believe all elementary readers will find Ellie James to be honest and yet devoted to animals, especially horses.
Also, each chapter's title includes the sign language spelling - an especially nice addition. You'll need to read the story to understand the significance of this feature.
I would highly recommend this book and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, Cowboy Colt.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Tyndale House.