Tennessee Rose (Horse Diaries Series #9)

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Alabama, 1856. Tennessee Rose is a dark bay Tennessee Walking Horse with a rose-shaped marking on her forehead. She loves dashing around the plantation in the running walk that her breed is famous for, then coming back to her comfortable stall and her friend Levi, the slave boy who is her groom. But as the Civil War approaches, Rosie begins to question plantation life. Is slavery fair? Could Levi be free? Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's point of view and includes an ...

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Overview

Alabama, 1856. Tennessee Rose is a dark bay Tennessee Walking Horse with a rose-shaped marking on her forehead. She loves dashing around the plantation in the running walk that her breed is famous for, then coming back to her comfortable stall and her friend Levi, the slave boy who is her groom. But as the Civil War approaches, Rosie begins to question plantation life. Is slavery fair? Could Levi be free? Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about Tennessee Walking Horses and the Civil War.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elisabeth Greenberg
Tennessee Rose, a charming filly, is proud of her Southern lineage and thoroughly thrilled when she captures the "fifth gait," the hallmark of the Tennessee Walking horse. Jane Kendall beautifully channels the voice of the Southern lady that Tennessee Rose certainly is and describes through the eyes of Tennessee Rose the dawning recognition that all is not right with the beauty and charm of her plantation world. After a charmed childhood with her sister fillies and her beautiful mama Fleurette, she bonds with her slave groom Levi. When Fleurette is sold to another plantation, she and Levi forge an even closer intimacy as Levi murmurs, "Both our mamas have been sold; I'll take care of you." Her proudest moment may have been when she is chosen by the captain, plantation owner, to be his riding horse...but then the captain whips her groom Levi for sassing Miss Minnie. Slavery becomes an issue as the talk rises of Abraham Lincoln, freedom for the slaves, and the capture of Fort Sumter. Then Tennessee Rose, Levi, and the captain are off to Manassas for the battle for Washington. Suddenly the screams of horses break through the excitement of the march songs; the war becomes real and terrifying for Tennessee Rose, the gently bred filly. Just as she realizes that men choose war but horses have no choice, her captain is killed and she heads straight to Levi. Together they seek freedom by fighting with the Union army and they share dreams of peace after the war. This book is an unexpected treasure, introducing readers to the cotton plantations of the South and the costs of slavery and war through an evocative voice, clear descriptions, and strong characters. Part of the "Horse Diaries" series. Reviewer: Elisabeth Greenberg
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375970061
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: Horse Diaries Series , #9
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,116,212
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

JANE KENDALL is the author of Horse Diaries #4: Maestoso Petra, as well as many other titles. She has also illustrated more than two dozen children's books. Jane has been a senior writer for Greenwich Magazine since 1992. She has written for The New York Times on film history and teaches a college-level writing course for the Institute of Children's Literature. She was an enthusiastic rider growing up, and on one memorable occasion went Christmas caroling on horseback.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Fauna

    A beautiful paint mare trots in. Her deep blue eyes look forward." Hello! Im fauna may i join?" She neighs.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    May i join?

    May I join? I am Justice, a white and silver mare. My eyes are a very deep purple, it looks like black. I am about 2-3 yrs old. My personality is tough, fast, clever, and very likable.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    Plz read glorias destiny at horses result one

    Plz read,thi book looks amazing can't wait to read

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Love this book!

    All the books rock! The horses are so brave! :)
    BIG FAN;)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Rain

    Watches the herd cautiosly

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Athena

    Hello! *she nickered and nuzzled him*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Star gszer

    Gets up and stretches then trots then canters then runs full blast around she flung back her head she loved the wind in her mane

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Artemis

    Grazes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Storm Chaser

    "Hello?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Prime

    Trots around.~Prime~

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Faith

    She shook her golden almost palimino colored mane.~Faith

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Good/bad

    Is it good ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    RiverPaw

    Wait can tell me who was leader hen this was your camp?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Owlfeather

    She dips her ead to her leader anytime.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Whitestar

    *she looked stunned but dipped her head to the warrior* "Thank you," she meowed gratefully. ~Stunned and Grateful Whitestar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2012

    Bramblekit

    What den is this?

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Duskstep

    No it isnt! Im raising my kits with them and i trust them!

    2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Horse biaries

    I love horses so love the hors diaries decuase i love to read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 28, 2013

    Sun

    Hello Moonbeam! Have i missed much?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    What is going on here has anyone read this book

    What about the book

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