Thursday, October 1, 2009

Book Review: Andy and the Albino Horse by Mary Jean Kelso

Hi book fans! Zebee here with the first in a series of books about Andy and a horse named Spirit. I like horses, don't you? Did you know they are like a distant relative of mine? Heck, add stripes and they could sorta pass for a zebra. Anyway, Mary Jean and my boss Joy got together and decided to read these books to us here at the V Zoo. Here's the review from the first in the series, "Andy and the Albino Horse."

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This story is one of struggle and triumph. Andy is a young boy who spends his days in a wheelchair. He feels different that all the other children in school and is the school bullies favorite target. Andy wishes he could stand up and walk, then maybe Billy the bully would leave him alone.

In another part of town there is a lady named Tracy. She’s a horse trainer. During a severe winter she encounters an albino filly who’s been shunned by the rest of her herd because she’s different. Eventually the Bureau of Land Management puts the filly up for adoption and Tracy adopts her. She trains the filly, named Sprit, and Andy’s mom brings him out one day to ride her.

I won’t give away the ending, but this story teaches us that even though someone is different they still have feelings and dreams like everyone else.

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Let's watch the trailer. I love movies!

Cool! You can follow Mary Jane at her blog Andy and the Albino Horse
You can purchase the book at Guardian Angel Publishing

And right here

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Dianne G. Sagan said...

Hey Mary Jean, I love the book trailer. It is a good hook. I think most kids love horses, even if they have never been around them much, I know I always have.

Great post, Joy.

Joy said...

Thanks for stopping by Dianne. Glad you liked my post.