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Blue Rock rescue

by M R Street

  Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction  |  1st pbk. ed

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Softball, darts, a swimming hole, & two horses by the bus stop    (2009-07-01)

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by bookseedstudio

How often do we find a book that boys and girls will take to, like free cherry licorice from the country store?

BLUE ROCK RESCUE is that fine story, set in a masculine mountain household where Andy is trying to forget everything out in the horse barn. And down at the swimmin' hole. Because sadly, Mom is dead.

Along comes a new kid on the Blue Ridge, Trudy, whose scientist parents have instilled in her a love of the outdoors - except for horses.

How the two middle school neighbors meet & mingle, & how the other kids react to his new pal, an athletic girl who is also smart, tumbles this smoothly flowing story along to a twisting & dangerous turn of events .

This is an ideal read for outdoorsy country kids who are finding a path between old and new friends. Or for city readers with a yen for rural ramblings.

 

A favorite passage:

" 'You think you're better than everybody, but you're not," Sheryl continued. "You stink!"

   Roscoe's shoe hit the edge of the curb and he lost his footing. He pinwheeled his arms, but couldn't regain his balance.

    "Oomph," he said, as he landed in the pile of manure. 

    "She's right, I think," Nathan said, bending close to Roscoe and sniffing.

 

BLUE ROCK RESCUE is from an author who is also a horsewoman and her knowledge of things equine , plus her zest for life, shine through this delightful story.

 




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