Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Frosty and the Nightstalker
Jackie Anton has a series on Backyard Horse Tales. Frosty and the Nightstalker takes the reader on a journey through mostly horses' viewpoints - from 1960's and 70's and also the late 1800's in western America. The switching back and forth and the horse's thoughts are written very well and add flavor to the story. The illustrations are lovely.
Fosty and Nightstalker are both Appaloosa horses. Frosty, owned by a young woman, is from the 20th century and Nightstalker, an Indian pony, from the 19th century. Both horses are connected, with the Indian pony possibly being Frosty's past life.
This story is educational on two fronts: the history of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce tribe and their wonderful Appaloosa horses, and contemporary equine care and events such as riding in parade.