Sunday, October 21, 2012
Civil War Horse Story
Tennessee Rose by Jane Kendall is #9 in the Horse Diaries Series.
Told from the viewpoint of the horse, the reader learns not only about the background of the Tennessee Walking Horse, but also about the Civil War horses.
Like Black Beauty, Rose describes her first memories and life on an Alabama plantation. Her life changes when she must separate from her mother and become a riding horse with Levi, a slave boy, as her groom. Changes come again when the Civil War breaks out and she and Levi join the battlefields. Like Levi, Rosie longs for freedom from the war.
This is a well told story with lots of historical background.
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