Friday, March 6, 2009

Book Review: Shadow : The Curious Morgan Horse, by Ellen Feld

Shadow: The Curious Morgan Horse (Morgan Horse Series)
by Ellen Feld

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Willow Bend Publishing; 1 edition (December 1, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0970900260
Rating (1 to 5 stars): *****


Shadow, a young Morgan foal, enjoys living in the pasture with her mother. However, when the rooster tells her all about his adventures in the woods, beyond the fence, Shadow longs to explore and meet the wild animals and see the magic pond for herself. She gets her chance when a storm causes a tree to fall on the fence, but she soon finds out that things are not exactly as the rooster described. In addition, the excitement in the woods is not as great as she thought it would be, and home becomes a much more attractive place to live.

Shadow: The Curious Morgan Horse is a delightful tale for young readers. The story is an exciting lesson about the dangers and disappointments of wandering away from home, and Jeanne Mellin’s beautiful illustrations bring the characters to life. This is an excellent introduction for children to Ellen Feld’s Morgan Horse series, which is written for a slightly older audience.

As always, comment on this post for the chance to win my review copy of Shadow: The Curious Morgan Horse for FREE! I will make my decision at the end of March.


  1. Sounds very intriguing, Jenn! Definitely something I should check out for my animal-loving kiddos.

  2. I am picturing Shadow discovering the broken part of the fence after the storm. It sounds like a fun children's book.

  3. I love the illustrations in this book - so rich and really convey the story. My nieces will love the story of Shadow!