School Library Journal - School Library JournalK-Gr 3In another dazzling adventure, McMillan captures the lively tradition of the rttirthe sheep roundup that occurs each September in the farming communities of northern Iceland. He introduces nine-year-old Margrt and her horse, Perla, who practice herding cows and geese all summer long so that they will be able to participate in the fall roundup. Finally, on a cold, wet day, they ride out to bring the sheep down from the mountains. The text flows smoothly, capturing the young girl's activities and also providing informational insights into this way of life. The importance of the sheep for wool is explained and shown through the wonderful sweaters worn by the children. The unique qualities and history of the Icelandic horse are succinctly detailed, and the sturdy, dependable, yet spirited, Perla brings the descriptions to life. Additional information is included at the beginning and end of the book. The full-color photos are spectacular. From breathtaking panoramas to intimate close-ups, the joy of living resonates through these images. This first-rate photo-essay offers young readers an unforgettable glimpse of this country.Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA
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My Horse of the North based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book is even cooler because all the BEAUTIFUL PONIES!!! It is really neat to learn all about the Northern Ponies and how it is in the north. She works all summer to be in a fun Fall activity. She and her pony are very cool to learn about. If you havn't read this book, you really, I MEAN REALLY should!!!!!! (IT WAS SO GOOD I HAD TO RETAKE IT OUT OF THE LIBRARY TWICE IN A ROW!)