The Bottom Line
- Story moves along.
- Realistic dialogue.
- Appealing characters.
- Some scenes depict unsafe situations.
- Horses of Half Moon Ranch - Wild Horses
- By Jenny Oldfield
- Soft Cover
- 153 pages, illustrated with line drawings.
- Published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
- ISBN 10:1-4022-1327-1
Guide Review - Book Review - The Horses of Half Moon Ranch - Wild Horses
This is a fun book, full of adventure. Now, a lot of the situations described are dangerous. I hope no one thinks that it is wise to get close to a wild horse and bind its wounds as Kristie did. But it's the sort of thing you wish you could do and that's what makes it exciting. Jenny Oldfield does a good job of building up to the climax of the story. I read the book in one go. She gives vivid descriptions of the surroundings, and like I said in my review of Rodeo Rocky, her descriptions make me want to visit Colorado. The story is never preachy, or 'talks down' to the reader.
This book describes the background of the Scott fan=mily better then the book Rodeo Rocky, so if you want to understand how Kristie came to live at Half Moon Ranch, it's worth reading Wild Horses first. Don't read the second book first, as I did!
Wild Horses should appeal to the 9 to 14 year old group. This is the first book in a series that should keep young readers reading.