Thursday, January 15, 2015

Delightful Story for Young Girls

For generations, girls have enjoyed horses and books about them.  Eliza Becker has created The Forest Horse to appeal to upper elementary and preteen girls.

Alia is a lonely child, with kind, doting parents who worry a bit too much.  Like most children, she sometimes breaks rules--such as going into the forest and not being completely honest with her parents.  She meets a horse, makes some new friends, and learns some valuable lessons about obedience, forgiveness, and generosity.

As a parent,I appreciated that this book did not encourage disobedience to parents.  Alia had some consequences--but she also experienced forgiveness.  This is a story about a solid family that has to work through some conflicts to get to a happy ending.

I received a free review copy of The Forest Horse in exchange for my honest opinion.