Frosty: The Adventures of a Morgan Horse (Morgan Horse Series), by Ellen Feld
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 199 pages
Publisher: Willow Bend Pub (October 2003)
Rating (1 to 5 *): ****
Book Review: Frosty: Adventures of a Morgan Horse
Heather and Frosty head out on an adventure with their friends, Laura and Rusty, on a three-day trail ride in the lovely woods of Vermont. It starts out as great fun, but the combination of a little boredom, a lot of fog, and a playful deer add up to a lot of trouble, and Heather soon finds herself hopelessly lost.
Frosty: Adventures of a Morgan Horse is the second book in author Ellen Feld's Morgan Horse series, and the fourth one I've read. Feld has a way of injecting the real-life feelings, terminology, and events in her books. This is due to a lifelong passion for horses and basing the horses in her stories on real horses she actually owns. Anyone who has ever owned a horse, or even just loved them from afar, will see a little of themselves in these books. As a horse lover, I appreciate Feld's devotion to accuracy.
I do have to say that this book contained a large amount of passive voice and the writing style could have been stronger and more natural in general. However, I am especially sensitive to that as an editor, and typical readers may not mind it at all. For a horse lover, this is a fun story with enjoyable characters.
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Listen to an interview with Ellen Feld at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jennifer-walker/2011/04/06/a-cup-of-coffee-and-a-good-book!