Very Lowly: A Meditation on Francis of Assisi

Very Lowly: A Meditation on Francis of Assisi

by Christian Bobin
     
 


This new book in the bestselling Stablemates series has an Arabian Horse!

Ava loves working at the local horse stable. She grooms and washes horses and cleans up stalls. Diamond is an Arabian horse that no one wants to ride because she is too old. Ava decides to take care of Diamond, spending extra time to warm her up before easy trail rides. The other riders

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This new book in the bestselling Stablemates series has an Arabian Horse!

Ava loves working at the local horse stable. She grooms and washes horses and cleans up stalls. Diamond is an Arabian horse that no one wants to ride because she is too old. Ava decides to take care of Diamond, spending extra time to warm her up before easy trail rides. The other riders don't understand why Ava would waste her time with such a slow, old horse. But when the stable holds its annual trail race, Ava signs up Diamond. Is Diamond too old to win?

With Stablemates, every horse has a story!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Ava helps Ann, the owner of River Run Ranch. In exchange for cleaning the stables and caring for the horses at the ranch, Ava receives riding lessons. An Arabian horse named Diamond arrives; her original owner gave Ann the horse to use for riding lessons. At Ann's request, Ava tries riding Diamond, who follows commands well. Although Diamond is a wonderful horse to learn to ride on, the other students do not want to ride an old horse. Ava trains with Diamond so that Diamond may stay at the ranch. Ann enters the students in trail class in a horse show where the rider and horse must complete an obstacle course. Ava and Diamond prepare and train for the show. Color illustrations provide moderate support for the text. The plot is simple and moves along quickly. After the story, there is a short list of facts about Arabian horses; readers will find some additional information about horses within the story. This book is part of the "Stablemates" series which features stories with horses. The target audience for the books is young girls who love horses. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590303108
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/14/2006
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author

Christian Bobin is the author of eighteen books in French, several of them best-sellers, and he is the winner of France's 1993 Grand Prix Catholique de Litterature.

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