Children's LiteratureDo not miss this book about Eclipse, the shiny black stallion, and his mares. A rival stallion named Golden Earth respects Eclipse so much that he races to warn Eclipse of the dangers from men who have entered the area. In his quest to maintain freedom, Eclipse leads his four prized mares to safety by having them escape into the sky. The magical ascent into the night sky allows the mares to become lights of inspiration while Eclipse stays on earth to protect the other wild horses. Even the horse-catching men understand the beauty and magic of the escape. The author's poetic and lyrical words paint vivid pictures of power and excitement throughout the daring tale. Beautiful horse illustrations with star-shaped borders add extra appeal to this title. Youngsters will want to read this book again and again. As a bonus, on the back cover several website addresses for wild horse preservation are listed. 2004, Wild Heart Ranch, Ages 8 to 12.
Nancy Garhan Attebury