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Book Review: Frosty, The Adventures of a Morgan Horse, by Ellen F. Feld


Though I don’t usually review middle-grade, teen, tween or children’s books, I was impressed with Ellen Feld’s bibliography. Having recently read and enjoyed Bubba Goes National , a mi ddle-grade horse fiction tale by Jennifer Walker, I knew I wanted to check out other books in the genre. 

About Ellen F. Feld, Author of Frosty, The Adventures of a Morgan Horse

Ellen F. Feld is an indie author who has penned numerous middle-grade fiction books about horses, particularly Morgan horses, for the horse-lover in all age ranges. She has won the Children’s Choice Award that is sponsored by the International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council, a prestigious awards for an indie writer. A quick search on Amazon.com reveals seven horse-related fiction titles for Ellen and her stable of horse books.

About the Book: Frosty, The Adventures of a Morgan Horse

This second book in the series of books by author Feld begins with Heather, our leading teen horse-loving protagonist, at a horse auction. While there, she spots an unusual looking but rather shy mare in a corral, near an anxious and excitable show-offy horse. Heather eventually coaxes the mare to come to her, where the two establish a connection.

Later, Heather bids on and buys the horse, only to discover the horse just might be a rare gray Morgan horse. Heather calls the horse Frosty, after her gray and frosted coloring, and once she brings her home, cleans her up and falls in love. Unfortunately, the mare’s timid nature turns out to be more than just being shy. It seems Frosty knows nothing of training for showing, and worse, was likely abused or at the very least mistreated by her previous owner.

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