New from popular author Susan K. Marlow
About the Author
Susan K. Marlow is always on the lookout for a new story, whether she’s writing books, teaching writing workshops, or sharing what she’s learned as a homeschooling mom. The author of the Circle C Adventures series and the Circle C Beginnings series, Susan enjoys relaxing on her fourteen-acre homestead in the great state of Washington.
Leslie Gammelgaard, blessed by the tall trees and flower gardens that surround her home in Washington state, finds inspiration for her artwork in the antics of her lively little granddaughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Andi's Indian Summer by Susan K. Marlow is the second book in the Circle C Beginnings series about six-year-old Andi's life on a ranch in 1874 California. In this book, Andi and Riley, her eight-year-old friend, take a ride on their horses across the fields and hills to a creek. When some local Indians make an appearance, Andi is terrified because of the dime novel Riley was reading to her about Indian captives. First Mia's review: I liked the book because they had an adventure. My favorite part was when I was reading it, I felt like I was in the book! Andi is a smart but silly little girl who gets scared easily, but she's also brave. It makes her very realistic. Girls will love to read this book because it has horses! I learned that Indians aren't bad like the dime novel made them seem. Here's my review: This was a good book to read with my eight-year-old daughter. We took turns reading the book to each other because the vocabulary was easy for her to read and understand. Andi is very much like a normal six-year-old little girl, and that makes the story really come to life. Marlow includes an important lesson for readers about getting to know people to actually know who they are, rather than relying on stereotypes or rumors. At the beginning of the book is a short vocabulary list giving definitions of possible new words for readers, and at the end is a short note from the author asking readers to consider some of the questions from the book. These two items make the book a useful tool for teaching better comprehension in younger readers. This series has earned a permanent place in my daughter's heart, and for that I have to give it five stars.
Andi Carter and her pony, Coco, love to ride, and she's training her new baby horse, Taffy she received for her sixth birthday. Riley her friend starts reading her a dime novel about Indians, and it is really exciting and scary. Andi loves the story she forgets to watch Taffy, she has a way of forgetting about her pony as you saw in the first book, so she has to ride after Taffy on Coco to catch her. But the story doesn't leave Andi and she starts having day-dreams about Indians. She get scared as she thinks they are coming to get her but she is afraid to tell her Mom, Andi is afraid she will be made fun of by her older brothers. When she and Riley ride off in the hills they get lost but they finally find the creek, but there's something moving in the bushes. Could it be Indians? Circle C Beginnings is a series for the younger girls that have just begun to learn to read. I received the first two books in this series from Kregel Publishing for my honest review and I am so glad they came before Christmas as I am looking forward to reading these to my little granddaughter during Christmas.