Koda (Horse Diaries Series #3)

Koda (Horse Diaries Series #3)

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by Patricia Hermes, Ruth Sanderson
     
 

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For anyone who has ever dreamed of hearing a horse’s story . . .

Independence, Missouri, 1846

Koda is a bay quarter horse with a white blaze. He loves to explore the countryside and run free with his human friend Jasmine nearby. But after Koda sets out with Jasmine’s family on a long and dusty wagon train journey on the Oregon Trail, he finds

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For anyone who has ever dreamed of hearing a horse’s story . . .

Independence, Missouri, 1846

Koda is a bay quarter horse with a white blaze. He loves to explore the countryside and run free with his human friend Jasmine nearby. But after Koda sets out with Jasmine’s family on a long and dusty wagon train journey on the Oregon Trail, he finds out what is truly important to him. Here is Koda’s story . . . in his own words.

With moving and knowledgeable text and lovely black-and-white art throughout—both by real horse people—this is the perfect fit for all lovers of horses and history!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Phyllis J. Perry
This is the third in the series of "Horse Diaries" books. Koda is a bay quarter horse who begins his life in the spring of 1846 with his mother in a peaceful meadow near Independence, Missouri. After a few days of exploring and gaining strength in his wobbly legs, Koda and his mother return to the herd where he meets the other horses and the humans who will be important in his life. For the next two years Koda leads a peaceful life with his young owner, Jasmine, and her family. When Jasmine's mother dies, Koda, his mother, Jasmine, and her father, set off on a 2,000 mile journey on the Oregon Trail. Simple pleasures, amusing anecdotes, and great adventures are all told from the point of view of the horse. Throughout the book, there are beautiful, realistic, black and white drawings. Young readers will not only enjoy a good, heart-warming story, simply and beautifully told, but they will absorb a fascinating chunk of American history as they read this highly recommended book. Reviewer: Phyllis J. Perry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375951992
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Series:
Horse Diaries Series, #3
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.73(w) x 7.37(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Patricia Hermes is the author of more than 40 novels for children and young adults, and two nonfiction books for adults. She is a lifelong lover of horses and enjoys taking riding lessons. Although she has never owned her own horse, many horses have owned her heart. She lives in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Ruth Sanderson has illustrated books for children of all ages, including Summer Pony and Winter Pony. She lives with her family in Ware, Massachusetts, and her favorite hobby is horseback riding.

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Koda (Horse Diaries Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
KateSilver More than 1 year ago
I am in Middle School so this many not count for all kids but i thought this book was short and rushy! But a PERFECT book for children about 7-10 who love horses or adventure or both! This book gives a great description about the setting, characters, feeling of Koda ( the horse who is telling the story!)during the story, and how it makes you appreciate what you have and that you didn't live in that exact time! A great buy and is a fantastic book! The rest of the series are fantastic as well! Great Job Patricia Hermes and Ruth Sanderson!!!
Crystaldeedee More than 1 year ago
I recommend the entire series of the Horse Diaries. I keep adding to her collection. She informs me as to what number and the name of the horse is the next one she needs. Perfect for any young horse lover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is SUPER great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book. It is probably meant for slightly below my age range, which is why I wish it were a little longer, but it is a good book, and I would recommend it to a friend, especially someone a little younger than I am.
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Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has everything ! i love it so much Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!!!! This book covers everything you want in a good story! It even has the sad parts that make you wonder what will happen next. Do not fear Koda is here!!!!!
Joelle Vitiello More than 1 year ago
Koda was so brave and I'm proud of that
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I noticed that when i first read the book i knew a adventure would be in it a scary one. But i guess nobodys always right... It was a adventure only a little more fun! I learned more about the orgeon trail i was exided because i have a game called the orgeon trail and i thought i would get cheats, but later i realized i was reading it to learn about america's history and the orgeon trail. I think it was a great book and it could have been...well boring without horses! I think that the athour could not of done better beacause the learning and everything. But i did learn something else that you might find out...i used to read warriors and seekers and all then totally forgot about the horse bening my faverite animal but by the end of each seris i learned my heart lies with horses.
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I loved the book.
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It's Koda... in horse form! Yay!
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