Friday, August 5, 2016

Meeting of the Mustangs - a bookwrap

I have loved horses all of my life.  As a young girl I was fortunate enough to be able to ride often and enjoy the power and gentleness of these beautiful creatures.  Today's book is about a wild horse and his life of facing and overcoming dangers and the moments of happiness he experiences during times when he finds pockets of calm to revel in.


Authored by Cathy Kennedy

Ages 8 + 

About the book...

This book is written for the horse-lovers out there.  It is told through the eyes of a young black mustang colt who is born into a pack of wild mustang horses.  It documents his struggle against roving predators, dangerous traps, raging fire, being separated from his pack, and his number one enemy... man.  You find yourself cheering him on and wanting him so much to find true friendship, that secure sense of belonging, unconditional love and peace for his life.  

This is a short read and I am happy to report has a happy ending with a twist that I love.  The book is well written and the horse's character is well defined and believable.  I love the brute determination build into his DNA of never giving up, pressing on against all odd and believing things will get better as he moves forever forward toward freedom.  He emits hope. 

I felt that the story ended a bit suddenly and I would have liked a little more resolve as to how the horse's life changed for the better and how his relationship with a human evolved.  It would have given more closure to me after getting so attached to him.  

It was a very well written book and I would recommend it for  anyone who loves animal adventure stories.  A sequel perhaps to answer my questions?  I would read for it sure. 

About the author...

Cathy Kennedy spent the first years of her life growing up in Pennsylvania before moving to South Florida at age 17. Her book, Meeting of the Mustangs, was started during her teenage years in Pennsylvania and would not be completed until many years later.The story of the wild mustangs is somewhat reflective of her life living in the country, where her family owned horses. She wanted to complete the book for younger readers who have a love for animals, and finally convinced herself that she should continue the story where she'd stopped writing many years before.She currently lives in Ohio with her husband and three rescued tuxedo cats.

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