Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the newly released middle grade book, “Selah’s Sweet Dream” by Susan Count.
About the Book
Title: Selah’s Sweet Dream | Author: Susan Count | Publication Date: December 15, 2015 | Publisher: Hastings Creations Group | Pages: 196 | Recommended Ages: 8+
Twelve-Year-Old SELAH (Say-la) aspires to be an equestrian superstar. That would require a horse.
HER DILEMMA: Grandpa wants nothing to do with horses.
THEN: Selah sees buzzards circling the grasslands behind Grandpa’s farm. They are stalking a horse trapped in wire and Selah is its only hope.
DANGEROUS: The horse is wild and defiant – jeopardizing Selah’s dreams.
FOILED: The legal owner searched for the horse for two years and wants it back.
BUT: Selah is confident that God will provide her heart’s desire.
MEMORIES: Grandpa shows Selah a video, from long ago, of a phenomenal equestrian. Selah declares that she wants to be like her and Grandpa explains the rider was her grandmother.
HOPE: A world renowned horse trainer offers to train Sweet Dream and Selah.
FOILED AGAIN: Her parents could ruin everything unless Sweet Dream’s unruly behavior ruins it first.
LOST: Selah’s opportunity to mirror the equestrian talent of her renowned grandmother evaporates when the horse causes mayhem at the trainer’s facility.
NEVER GIVE UP: Will Selah gather her courage and face up to the trainer to save her aspirations?
1. What is the book about?
This book is about a girl named Selah who absolutely loves horses. All she wants is to become an equestrian superstar so she needs a horse but her grandpa wants nothing involving horses. But then, she finds a horse being stalked by buzzards. The horse is trapped in wire so she helps the horse and she wants to keep it as her own. However, her horse is very feisty and her grandpa thinks that it could be dangerous considering that it is a wild horse that has been wandering the grasslands for months. And, the owner wants the horse back, so Selah must find a way to make her dream come true even though there are several obstacles.
2. Who are the main characters?
The main character is Selah who is 12 years old. She loves horses and she wants to become an equestrian superstar. Although her horse, that she names “Sweet Dream”, is very wild and dangerous, she is determined to train it to make her dream come true.
3. What are your favorite parts of the book?
I really liked how Selah was very determined to help her “Sweet Dream” be friendly and to train her horse. Even though Sweet Dream misbehaved, Selah never gave up.
4. Was there anything that you didn’t like or that didn’t make sense?
No. Everything in this book made sense and I liked it all.
5. What are some of the things you learned from this book?
I actually learned a lot about horses that I never knew! I learned that horses can pick up worms under their skin. I also learned that horses communicate by movement. I also learned that you have to be patient and loving with horses for them to trust you.
6. What do you think of the book cover and other images?
I liked the book cover. The horse was exactly how I imagined it. I think it would have been even better if it had Selah on it too, but other than, that it was great.
7. Overall, what did you think about the book?
I really enjoyed reading this book and it really made me like horses more than I did before!
8. Who do you think would like this book?
I think that girls and boys 8 years and older who love horses would really like this book.
More Buzz About the Book
“An engaging horse tale with a lot of heart… The story also has plenty of suspenseful passages to keep readers engaged.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
“Never a dull moment…” ~ 5 Star Review, Readers’ Favorite
“A delightful read for anyone who enjoys a wholesome page turner!” ~ Cathymar, Amazon
“I loved this book! The author is a master story-teller and also taught me a great deal about horses in the book and clearly demonstrated how devoted one person can be to her horse.” ~ S. Baggett, Amazon
“This story details hopes, determination, family values and best of all, a magnificent horse with a good bloodline … A perfect book for horse lovers and all thing ‘horse!’ ” ~ D. Fisher, Amazon
About the Author: Susan Count
As a young girl, I was captivated by The Black Stallion series. Ownership of a real horse was beyond my grasp, so I consumed horse books. I am still a devoted student of equine training techniques of all disciplines and an avid equestrian. Now caretaker of three equine blessings, I consider them a gift of His unmerited favor.
The only thing more fun than riding horses is writing stories about them.
Pinterest fulfills my desire to have a horse of every color. Ride along: https://www.pinterest.com/susancount/
** Book Blast Giveaway **
Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice
Giveaway ends: December 31, 11:59 pm, 2015
Open to: Internationally
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