Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"Horse Dreams" by Dandi Daley Mackall

About this book:

  “Fourth-grader Ellie James has a great imagination. She spends a lot of time daydreaming of owning a black stallion show horse and winning trophies in the horse show. But when the answer to all her dreams and prayers gallops into her life, will Ellie be able to recognize it? Join Ellie and her quirky family in their exciting, horse-loving adventures.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Backyard Horses” series.

Spiritual Content- 1 Samuel 16:7 at the beginning & Ephesians 3:20 at the beginning; Prayers; Singing a hymn; Talks about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God & God-things; Mentions of prayers & praying; A couple mentions of Sunday school classes; A mention of a blessing.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crummy’ and a ‘stupid’; A bit of eye rolling; Mentions of animals being put to sleep & stun gunning a horse; A couple mentions of hating something; A couple mentions of jealousy;
             *Note: A few mentions of Club Scouts; A mention of Elvis.

Sexual Content- N/A

-Ellie James, age 9
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        160 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
{ Add ½ to a full star for young horse fans. }
What a nice, light read! Quite a bit of seeing Ellie’s faith as well, which is always good. Ellie is so cute! I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one, so I do plan to read the next book in the series. :)

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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