Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ariel's Journey Book Blog Tour

We were thrilled to receive a copy of Ariel's Journey (The Ice Horse Adventures, Book 1) (Paperback)by Doug Kane (Author), Christy Wood (Author) to review!

Product Description

Five very different young women sent to the woods to learn about Icelandic horses, beautiful, fluffy, stocky horses with an uncanny ability to survive harsh climates and dangerous terrain. But this summer camping trip reveals their true power the horses and their young riders must travel centuries into the past to save the village of their ancestors. Uncovering amazing abilities, girls and horses work together to challenge a ruthless enemy, rescue a young princess, and realize their destinies include a prophecy only they can fulfill. Will the girls develop the trust and friendship necessary to battle together? Are the horses going to survive a battle plan sure to end in disaster? Can the young princess be saved before the evil chieftain destroys her? Can true love cross the distance of seven hundred years? Their very lives will depend on the magic only the Ice Horses can provide, and the courage hidden within their hearts.

About the Author

Doug Kane was born in New York City, graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy, and has traveled the world. Today he has and Icelandic horse farm in Amherst, OH. He is very involved in the Icelandic Horse community and a member in the Icelandic Horse Congress and participates in many Icelandic horse events. Christy Wood was born in Oregon. One of her first jobs was working at Canyonview Horse Camp in Silverton Oregon. Her experience as a free-lance writer includes work on a celebrity cookbook and covering the Atlanta Olympics.
Product Details
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Blue Ink Press (November 1, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0981723403
ISBN-13: 978-0981723402

This book is a quick read and the authors were able to keep me interested throughout the whole story!! The authors were able to include teenage lingo in their writing by making references that kids can relate to. For example, the author included age appropriate dialogue between the characters which I feel makes it easier for young girls to connect with the characters. I really enjoyed this book and would say that it is appropriate for middle school girls and on up. Any horse lover would really enjoy this book as it discusses the Icelandic horses in depth. The battle was an exciting part of the story and the author was able to write it in a way that was surprising and exciting to read. I really appreciated that the book included a Icelandic glossary that defined the uncommon words.

I definitely recommend this book and think you should buy copy of Ariel’s Journey today!

Thanks to Parent Reviewers for this great opportunity!


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