Big Wishes for Little Feat

Big Wishes for Little Feat

by Cheryl Olsten
Big Wishes for Little Feat

Big Wishes for Little Feat

by Cheryl Olsten


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Rated ★★★★★ by Readers' Favorite.

When a young horse and a little girl fascinated by the stars above are brought together by a bit of fate and one shooting star, nothing can keep them apart.

Cheryl Olsten tells the fanciful and delightful tale of a young horse in Belgium and a little girl living in America who are brought together by a bit of fate and a shooting star. When Ella’s parents send her to live with her great-aunt in the beautiful Kingdom of Belgium, she becomes lonely and lost. Not far away lives an equally lonely young horse, the smallest in the stable. Little Feat, as he will be known, longs for a forever friend. 

When Ella and Little Feat are brought together, their devotion to each other grows. Their awe and love of the night sky with sparkling stars and constellations takes them on a journey that will change their lives forever. Big Wishes for Little Feat is a wonderful tale that will ignite the imagination with its rich, colorful illustrations by award-winning Italian illustrator Paolo d’Altan. Central to the book’s charm is the imagery of stars and constellations to which a little girl and her horse both look for inspiration, confidence, and faith in themselves, as they learn how to turn disappointments into achievements. A quirky aunt adds to the fun of this tale of happy endings and new beginnings. For young girls who love animals with a special fondness for the magic of horses.

Cheryl Olsten was formerly the publisher of two New Jersey Magazines, New Jersey Life and New Jersey Life Health and Beauty.  She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, while their grown children are living their happy lives on different parts of the globe. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733955102
Publisher: Fleecydale Press
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Cheryl Olsten is the former publisher of two New Jersey magazines, New Jersey Life and New Jersey Life Health and Beauty. She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, and their three grown children are living their happy lives in different parts of the globe.

Paolo d’Altan was born in Milan, Italy, where he works and lives with his human and feline family. He has worked in Italy for advertising agencies, magazines, and publishers of children’s books and classic novels, and has established himself among the leading Italian illustrators. He served as president of the Italian Association of Illustrators, and his work has been featured in international exhibitions and illustration annuals.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"From the story, to the message it conveys, and the beautiful artwork, Big Wishes for Little Feat is a wonderful book that should be added to your child's bookshelf! The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous and really add a dreamy feel to the whole story. Any child who loves horses will certainly adore this story as will any child that loves to dream."
-Feathered Quill Book Reviews

"Cheryl Olsten’s children’s story, Big Wishes for Little Feat, is full of wishes and dreams and the power of believing. Using beautiful, colorful illustrations and the skill of an expert storyteller, the plot develops in a third-person narrative beginning with Lafitte’s story and then Ella’s, until the two connect and bond. The story is told with compassion and will help young readers really believe in themselves and their dreams and to have the courage to follow their dreams. Most of the story is narrated but there is sufficient, well-executed dialogue to help carry the tale along. The young reader will be instantly drawn into the warmth of this inspiring little story. A real treasure."
-Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

"Big Wishes for Little Feat is a remarkable story about a horse and his rider. But it is also about more than that. It is a story of dreams, hope, and believing anything is possible if you just wait for the right moment. The storyline is easy to follow and beautiful, along with colorful pictures which perfectly complement the story. The vocabulary is too complex for a young child to read by themself, but this book would be a wonderful read aloud to younger grades at school and in the home. The imagery and language help the reader to experience the sights, sounds, and emotions of the character. Big Wishes for Little Feat shows that patience, hope, and a little dreaming can change the world."
—Reviewed by Litpick Book Reviewer

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