Monday, December 3, 2012
Bubba Goes National by Jennifer Walker
Bubba Goes National is the first book of the Green Meadow series by Jennifer Walker. This upbeat story not only teaches the reader about Arabian horse shows, but also responsible horsemanship and good sportsmanship.
Leslie is a young teen who lost her mom when she was ten and has a close bond with her dad. Her "heaven on earth" is a stable where she takes lessons and works for the trainer, Helen. The Green Meadow Training Stables features Arabian Horses, "Leslie's favorite breed."
She saved her money and and bought an Arabian that she spotted at a local horse auction. Her dad names him Bubba but Leslie calls him Lucky, since she's feels so lucky to have found him. With good grooming and training, and despite the wrath of a jealous teen rider, the pair soon qualify for the Youth Nationals.
The author writes in an easy style for both those who know horses and those who don't. Visit her site at http://authorjennwalker.com/bubba.html