Sunday, June 1, 2014

Chasing Dream by Dandi Daley Mackall (Review)

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Series: Backyard Horses (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (February 17, 2012)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414339184

Feisty fourth-grader Ellie feels the need to prove to the world that her Backyard Horse (Dream) is worthy of attention. Ellie arranges a race to show off her dream. But her world is shaken when her horse gets sick and she is forced to realize that she could very well lose her Dream.

My Review:

I thought this was a good book for the age range. Children into horses would definitely enjoy this series. This is book three but can stand alone. Ellie learns the lesson that winning is not the most important thing when Dream loses the race she started and then gets sick. This was a sweet semi coming of age story. Ellie is a good heroine and I liked the other characters too. Recommended.  

A professional writer for over 20 years, Dandi Daley Mackall has written dozens of articles for popular magazines and published around 400 books for children and adults alike, with sales of over 4 million. A frequent guest on radio and television talk shows, she lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, horses, dogs, & cats.

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