Horse Dreams (Backyard Horses Book 1) by Dandi Daley Mackall

Horse Dreams (Backyard Horses Book 1) by Dandi Daley Mackall

  • Spirituality - Moderate
  • Romance - None
  • Violence - Minor

Ellie James dreams of owning her own black stallion and dazzling the audiences in the local horse shows. However, with no shot of purchasing such a horse, Ellie keeps daydreaming—but once too often and lands in the principal’s office.She attempts a deal with her fourth grade teacher with three methods of obtaining her own horse for her upcoming science experiment–but no luck. Still she begs, prays and even cries, and when a skinny pinto runs wild in their small town, Ellie captures the terrified animal and temporarily rescues it from animal control, but for how long? And, how will she ever get the horse of her dreams?

Horse Dreams is a well written and fun read for the younger girls and horse lovers of all ages. The sharp prose and subtle humor keeps readers connected, and the adroit spirituality encourages hope, perseverance and faith. And this prolific writer has dozens of horse books and other books for children.

Age Range: 8 and up 

Genre: Contemporary

Series: Backyard Horses, Book 1 of 4

Tyndale House, 2011

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