A Horse for All Seasons: Collected Stories

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With a pleasing blend of humor, adventure, mystery, and drama, author Sheila Kelly Welch presents a collection of seasonal horse stories that appeals to a wide range of young readers. Here are twelve realistic tales of contemporary children and the difficulties they encounter in their everyday lives--lives in which horses happen to be key players. Even children who aren't horse-crazy will be able to identify with characters like Richie, Brent, Lynda, and Janelle, who not only face obstacles but grow and ...
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Overview


With a pleasing blend of humor, adventure, mystery, and drama, author Sheila Kelly Welch presents a collection of seasonal horse stories that appeals to a wide range of young readers. Here are twelve realistic tales of contemporary children and the difficulties they encounter in their everyday lives--lives in which horses happen to be key players. Even children who aren't horse-crazy will be able to identify with characters like Richie, Brent, Lynda, and Janelle, who not only face obstacles but grow and change as they overcome them. There to help them are their equine friends--Rosey, Splashes, Penny, and the others--who save the day, steal the show--and find their way into the hearts of story characters and readers alike.

With a pleasing blend of humor, adventure, mystery, and drama, author Sheila Kelly Welch presents a collection of seasonal horse stories that holds appeal for a wide range of young readers. Here are 12 realistic tales centered around contemporary children and the difficulties they encounter in their everyday lives--lives in which horses happen to be key players.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Clayton Rowen
The stories center on the intertwined lives of children and horses in true-to-life situations. The reader is drawn into each of the various stories which meeting new characters and their problems which often center on the other key character-the horse. You don't have to be a horse lover to enjoy these captivating stories, but it surely won't hurt if you are.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-In 12 stories that are divided into seasonal sections, horses and ponies enrich the lives of the preteens and teens who ride, own, and love them. These contemporary tales realistically recount the dilemma of a boy who has grown too tall for his pony and must find her a new home; the excitement and near disaster of a colt's first show; the bitterness a girl feels toward the animal that she received as a gift from her father after her parents' divorce; and other sad, joyful, and courageous encounters. All of the personalities are well drawn and believable, and the details about equine care and idiosyncrasies ring true. Young people who are enthralled with anything ``horsey'' will enjoy this book.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590780350
  • Publisher: Highlights Press
  • Publication date: 10/2/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Sheila Kelly Welch is also the author of Little Prince Know-It-All, The Shadowed Unicorn, and Don't Call Me Marda, which was named a Benjamin Franklin Award finalist.
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