The Girl Who Remembered Horses by Linda Benson
Publisher: Musa Publishing
As a child of the 1950s I have grown up with prophecies of doom and gloom. What would end our world as we know it? Today, the big concern isn’t an all out war between super powers, but terrorists with WMDs, global warming, increasing super storms, and seismic disturbances. What would a post-apocalyptic world look like?
Author Linda Benson has delved into such a world in her beautifully written story of “The Girl Who Remembered Horses.” Follow along with young Sahara as she travels with her nomadic clan to search for old treasures. The recyclables they excavate give the clan goods to trade for food when they travel from the barren desert in witch they hunt to the home of the Gardner Clan.
At the Gardner’s Camp, our spunky little heroine is given an old book about the beautiful animals that fill her dreams. There Sahara’s adventures begin, as she sees, for the first time, the horses in the book and in her dreams thunder across the landscape. She battles to save these beautiful creatures from the hunters in her clan.
Sarah finds a newborn foal hiding in the rocks near its fallen mother. She rescues the foal, and hopes her inborn knowledge will be sufficient to keep the helpless baby horse alive.
This is a quick moving adventure of a young girl seeking to find her place in a male dominated society. Horse lovers will love this book, but it is an excellent read for the YA and above audience. I highly recommend “The Girl Who Remembered Horses.”
Put this one on your Christmas wish list.
This tale rates five stars on my review meter. I couldn’t put this one down! Well done Linda.
Jackie Anton…….Author of the award winning “Backyard Horse Tales” series.