Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Star of the Show by Kirsten Hall and Martha Doty

This is one of four little hardback books in the Horseshoe Canyon series. It is an easy read with a simple plot , but enjoyable all the same. Tyler helps his best friend with his Palomino called Star and is just learning the ropes of horse-riding. William has been practising for the annual rodeo competition and Tyler is intrigued with the barrel race. One day, whilst practising,  William breaks his foot, and suddenly Tyler finds he has the opportunity to compete. The beautiful oil painting-style illustrations by Martha Doty support the text well. The text would be suitable for grade 3-6 readers.

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