All The King’s Horses

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
 Fine! Let them leave. Let them all leave! Carla can have Ray. Jen and Maggie can have each other. I don’t need any of them!

Book: All the King's Horses (Horsefeathers) by Dandi Daley Mackall, Concodia Publishing House, 2000

Genre: Realistic Fiction/Horse Story
Subjects: Friendships, Pride, Lukemia
Summary: Not only are they housing horses, but now, Horsefeathers is giving lessons to some young boys at King’s Kamp. The only problem is that, first of all, the horses the camp has were given to them for free – for a reason! More than one of them has some kind of problem or another. And then there’s the boys. Some don’t want to ride. Some want to ride, but not take lessons for it. And some can’t stand being near each other. Then there’s Scoop herself, as well as Jen, Maggie and Carla. It seems they can’t get along anymore either. Scoop is fed up with all three of her friends and the next thing she knows, she’s working the whole thing completely on her own, having driven away all of her friends. How can one girl manage four horses and four rowdy little boys all on her own?
Notes: Scoop has to learn a tough lesson about pride and friendship. She was the one who drove away her friends with her pride and demands of them. Then there’s one of the little boys, the worst behaved of the lot of them. As usual in this series, something is revealed at the end that shows it’s a good idea to look beyond the surface, because the truth may not be what you see at a glance.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Proverbs 18:12 – Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.


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