Be still my heart.
First of all, the horse.
And this boy, Joseph. A boy and a horse, how can I not love this book?
And his friend, a Chinese boy. And the setting, the West, Washington state, the late 1800s.
Okay, I'm only halfway through the ARC of this middle-grade novel, but already I'm thinking of the kids who are in for such a treat.
A page-turning adventure, a friendship story. It's also a "western"- in the old-fashioned sense. So there's a gun and fights and the occasional swear word. But they all fit perfectly with the story. And Joseph has such a big heart and strong moral values.
Coming January 2016. (Thanks, Scholastic, for the review copy.)
Hey, teachers and librarians- It must be holiday break time- Book Time!
What are you reading this Monday?
Click HERE for an interview with librarian/ author Dan Gemeinhart.