By Marguerite Henry
Here is an adventure for horse-loving children that will introduce you to a wild horse band on two real islands off the coast of North America. The story focuses on the efforts of a brother and sister to get a pony of their own, and speculates a little on the history and legend of how the first wild ponies got to North America. The children’s success in the story may seem a little too-good-to-be-true, but the author assures her readers at the beginning that though the order of the events in the book may have been shuffled, the events did truly happen!
Bonus: There are many more “horse” books written by this author. It is too bad that public libraries don’t seem to carry many of others.
Recommended for horse-adventure lovers
Chapter Book or Unabridged Audio Book
Available from public libraries