|Joan Hiatt Harlow|
From the Back Cover...
Jessie Wheller is a girl who knows her own heart and will do everything she can to follow it. So when Jessie discovers a neglected orphan girl and a captured herd of wild ponies, she is ready (or at least, more than willing) to come to the rescue. With her Newfoundland dog, Blizzard, Jessie is never at a loss for helpful companions. And help is what she will need to survive a daring midnight adventure.
Author Joan Hiatt Harlow revisits the rugged shores of Newfoundland in 1965 in this exciting story of a girl and her beloved horses.
Joan Hiatt Harlow is the award-winning author of Star in the Storm, Thunder from the Sea, and Blown Away!
Secret of the Night Ponies is a book that my daughter purchased at her last school book fair. I really enjoy reading children's books and I try to read most of the books my daughter buys and reads. It's something that I really enjoy being able to share with her, and something I feel that all parents should do. We should know what our kids are reading, watching, and listening to. Plus I know it makes her feel good for Mom to read her books. I love talking books with my little girl.
I really enjoyed this book, and I loved the main character, Jessie. She is an innocent yet spunky girl. Her love for her family, her animals, and her home is refreshing. She is a great illustration of what courage means: doing what's right even when it scares you.
I feel like this is a great book for kids, and I can't wait for my daughter to read it.