Buckskin Bandit

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Note to self: The distance from Willis the Inventor to Willis the Slave is about 20 seconds.

Book: Buckskin Bandit (Winnie the Horse Gentler #8) by Dandi Daley Mackall, Tyndale House Publishers, 2004

Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 12-16
Subjects: Relationships with parents and siblings
Summary: Winnie’s dad is off in another world. He’s so focused on his invention he doesn’t even seem to realize Winnie is there. When a school project requires inventing something however, he comes out of his project long enough to help Winnie with her project. The trouble comes when it is her sister that wins. Winnie is being eaten alive with jealousy for wanting her dad’s attention again. Meanwhile a friend asks her to help rescue an abused horse from its owner – without telling any adults what is going on.
Notes: Winnie learns a valuable lesson about jealousy in this book as she focuses more on what everyone else has than on what she has. This is the 8th book in the Winnie the Horse Gentler series, a series of books about a young, motherless girl, who trains horses and struggles to get along as well with people as she does with horses.
Recommendation Scale: 3/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Proverbs 27:4 - Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?


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