"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
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.