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Saving Bluestone Belle: Horse Kid & Blue (Children's Horse Books Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Strawberry Shakespeare
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Book Description

PRAISE FOR SAVING BLUESTONE BELLE: HORSE KID & BLUE!

"This is a delightful book. I read it to a group of wildly enthusiastic 4th graders...we laughed a lot as we read. My own teenage daughter enjoyed the book too. I recommend it highly." (Linda Hunnicutt, fourth grade teacher)

"This dramatic adventure story is an excellent choice for the classroom, for family night reading, and holds potential for an award winning family film. An excellent read for the whole family." (Richard Blake, Amazon reviewer)

"What fun and excitement! I see 'Bluestone' as a novel that kids and parents can enjoy together. Also it will appeal to boys who normally are not interested in reading fiction." (Nancy Lester, M.A., Educational Psychologist)

"This novel's unique combination of zany humor, clever dialogue, colorful characters, intense suspense and lightning-fast pace makes for an utterly delightful reading experience. Kids ages 9-12 will love this tale, and so will the whole family." (Emma Kaye, Amazon reviewer)

"My twelve year old son, who teachers label a 'reluctant reader,' read the whole book in record time and I could hear him laughing in the next room. Combining heart, action and humor, Saving Bluestone Belle is destined to be a children's classic." (Diana Leeds, Amazon reviewer)


SYNOPSIS

In "Saving Bluestone Belle," author Strawberry Shakespeare spins a rollicking tale that strengthens family bonds and inspires kids to be true to themselves and their animal friends. It tells how ten year old Homer Easton and his wacky entourage hit the road to rescue his beloved white horse from thieves. Along the way, the boy discovers the horrific reason why Blue was taken and that he himself is in grave danger! Whether he's tracking Blue across desert and sea or infiltrating the horsenappers' fortress, Homer's very life depends on his ability to outfox his terrifying opponents. Can Homer marshal his unique strengths to save his own life and rescue Blue?

Animal lovers of all ages will treasure this tale about an endangered horse. Kids will love the breathless pace and surprising twists and turns. They'll laugh out loud at the madcap predicaments Homer gets himself into, and cheer him on as he proves himself an unlikely hero. With ten full-page illustrations that capture the most dramatic moments, "Saving Bluestone Belle" is guaranteed to enthrall even the most reluctant reader and is the perfect choice for family readalouds.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Strawberry Shakespeare was born and educated in New York City where she received a master's degree and doctoral training in clinical psychology. While working in the mental health field she returned to her original love - writing - and is now a bestselling children's book author and optioned screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles. Written for ages 9-12, Saving Bluestone Belle is a popular children's novel that has been a book club selection, a featured attraction and an award winner at book groups, book fairs, book festivals and animal rights conferences across the country. To learn more about Strawberry Shakespeare and Saving Bluestone Belle visit www.StrawberryShakespeare.com.

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PRAISE FOR SAVING BLUESTONE BELLE!

"This is a delightful book. I read it to a group of wildly enthusiastic 4th graders...we laughed a lot as we read. My own teenage daughter enjoyed the book too. I recommend it highly." (Linda Hunnicutt, fourth grade teacher)

"This dramatic adventure story is an excellent choice for the classroom, for family night reading, and holds potential for an award winning family film. An excellent read for the whole family." (Richard Blake, Amazon Vine Voice)

"What fun and excitement! I see 'Bluestone' as a novel that kids and parents can enjoy together. Also it will appeal to boys who normally are not interested in reading fiction." (Nancy Lester, M.A., Educational Psychologist)

"This novel's unique combination of zany humor, clever dialogue, colorful characters, intense suspense and lightning-fast pace makes for an utterly delightful reading experience. Kids ages 9-12 will love this tale, and so will the whole family." (Emma Kaye)

"My twelve year old son, who teachers label a 'reluctant reader,' read the whole book in record time and I could hear him laughing in the next room. Combining heart, action and humor, Saving Bluestone Belle is destined to be a children's classic." (Sarah B.)

About the Author

Strawberry Shakespeare was born and educated in New York City where she received a master's degree and doctoral training in clinical psychology. While working in the mental health field she returned to her original love - writing - and is now a bestselling children's book author and screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles.
 
Saving Bluestone Belle, Shakespeare's debut novel, is an Amazon bestseller and a popular children's book for ages 9-12, and has been a book club selection, a featured attraction and an award winner at book groups, book fairs, book festivals and animal rights conferences across the country. Her other bestselling children's books include The Cloud Horse: Short Fiction for Kids and her newest release, Hope's Horse: The Mystery of Shadow Ridge.

Shakespeare was interviewed by reporters at the Animal Rights National Conference in Los Angeles. What follows is a quote from that interview.

"How we treat the least among us is an indication of who we really are as a culture. Too often, horses are viewed as a disposable commodity rather than as faithful companions and helpmates of man. I was horrified by reports of their rampant abuse and exploitation by the horse slaughter industry, and decided to highlight this issue in my children's novels. My hope is that this story will inspire young people to take a stand against cruelty toward horses and other animals."

For more information about Strawberry Shakespeare and her children's novels visit her website at StrawberryShakespeare.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 804 KB
  • Print Length: 147 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0977433544
  • Publisher: Diamond Star Press (March 28, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004U7V332
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,075,588 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll Laugh out Loud! July 14, 2006
Format:Paperback
This is a delightful book. Fom the first page you get the exciting feel of being Homer, a smart 10 year old entrepreneur who sees every challenge as just something to overcome on the way to his goal: saving his beloved Bluestone Belle. There is a wacky cast of characters who range from the quirky adults whose job is tending Homer, his well-meaning but clueless parents, to the thrillingly rough villains. I read it to a group of wildly enthusiastic 4th graders. They loved the cover, and kept looking at it to guess what might come next: a meeting with a lion? a shark attack? We laughed a lot as we read, and the fresh modern vocabulary gave many opportunities to discuss idioms, new technology, and figurative language. They learned new words and phrases. The situations Homer encounters brought up discussions about loneliness, wealth, independence, loyalty, and characters who grow and change. It was perfect for asking "What would you do?" My own teenage daughter enjoyed the book too. I recommend it highly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saving Blue and Our Youth July 9, 2006
Format:Paperback
Saving Bluestone Belle is recommended for ages 9 to 12; however, this 70 year old found herself unable to put the book down until she finished it. What fun and excitement! Vivid descriptions make this book an enjoyable experience. You feel like you are there. Teachers and parents will find the hero, Homer, a good role model for young people to take control of their lives, no matter what their circumstances. Homer demonstrates that you don't need admiring peers or perfect parents to be successful. All you need is passion and wise persistence. Homer uses his wits instead of brawn and aggression. For a children's book to sell, adults have to enjoy it, too. I see 'Bluestone' as a novel that kids and parents can enjoy together. Also it will appeal to boys who normally are not interested in reading fiction.

N Lester, MA Counseling
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Family Adventure September 7, 2006
Format:Paperback
Young Homer Easton's world crumbled around him when his parents divorced and his horse Benny Two Shoes died. Homer vicariously lived a life through the "Lone Ranger." A whiz at computers, Homer set up an online company to sell Western paraphernalia.

For his tenth birthday his father presented Homer with a magnificent white horse to replace Benny Two Shoes. The horse was repossessed due to a misunderstanding at the bank. Two desperado type characters loaded Bluestone Belle into their truck and hauled her away.

The story revolves around Homer, Dr. Willoughby, his psychiatrist, Joe, his personal trainer, and Maria, the family maid, and their efforts to save Bluestone Belle from a band of criminals.

Narrow escapes, thrilling chases, and death defying risks keep the reader in suspense throughout this fast paced adventure story, for kids, ages 9-12.

The characters are zany and loveable. Maria's frequent use of Spanish phrases gives the story an added dimension.

The illustrations by Mike Bitz are clever and expressive. The author has demonstrated an uncanny sense of understanding of this age group in her choice of vocabulary in both the narrative and in the dialog of her characters.

Young readers will identify with Homer's sense of loneliness as his parents choose career and freedom instead fulfilling parental roles. Romantic innuendos give promise to reconciliation when Homer is kidnapped while attempting to save Bluestone Belle.

This dramatic adventure story is an excellent choice for the classroom, for family night reading, and holds potential for an award winning family film. An excellent read for the whole family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Saving Blue and Our Youth July 9, 2006
Format:Hardcover
Saving Bluestone Belle is recommended for ages 9 to 12; however, this 70 year old found herself unable to put the book down until she finished it. What fun and excitement! Vivid descriptions make this book an enjoyable experience. You feel like you are there. Teachers and parents will find the hero, Homer, a good role model for young people to take control of their lives, no matter what their circumstances. Homer demonstrates that you don't need admiring peers or perfect parents to be successful. All you need is passion and wise persistence. Homer uses his wits instead of brawn and aggression. For a children's book to sell, adults have to enjoy it, too. I see 'Bluestone' as a novel that kids and parents can enjoy together. Also it will appeal to boys who normally are not interested in reading fiction.

N Lester, MA Counseling
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kudos to Saving Bluestone Belle! July 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This fast-paced comic adventure for ages 9-12 tells about Homer Easton, a lonely rich kid who has everything but the friends and caring family he desperately needs. All of his love is poured into his beautiful white horse, Bluestone Belle. When the horse is stolen on his tenth birthday, Homer takes to the road to retrieve her. But when the boy himself is nabbed by the villains, his separated parents, high strung housemaid, lovesick personal trainer and uptight psychiatrist get into the fray with hilarious results.

I loved this book and couldn't put it down. My ten year old son, who teachers label a 'reluctant reader,' read the whole book in record time and I could hear him laughing in the next room. Combining heart, action and humor, Saving Bluestone Belle is destined to be a children's classic.
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Strawberry Shakespeare was born and educated in New York City where she received a master's degree and doctoral training in clinical psychology. While working in the mental health field she returned to her original love - writing - and is now a bestselling children's author and screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles.

Shakespeare's debut novel, Saving Bluestone Belle, written for boys and girls ages 9-12, is a popular, horse-themed comic-adventure. It has been a book club selection, a featured attraction and an award winner at book groups, book fairs, book festivals and animal rights conferences across the country. To learn more about Strawberry Shakespeare and her children's horse books visit www.StrawberryShakespeare.com.






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