|Four books in the Appaloosy Books horse history series.|
|A glimpse of the inside of the book, and the bookmark we received as a fun little token.|
Each book in the series has a focus on some point in history. We'll start with Appaloosy. This is the book we started with because I assumed it was the first, but upon looking more at all the books I don't think they have any particular order, and could probably be read stand-alone. Appaloosy is the story of an Appaloosa horse who finds himself in the middle of a battle as the Native Americans (Nez Perce tribe) are fighting the white man for their land. He finds some humans he likes, and some humans he really doesn't like. He finds hope in a young girl named Faith.
|Book: Appaloosy by Mattie Richardson ~Takes place in the Nez Perce tribe|
The next book Day and Night takes place during the Civil War. It's a story through the eyes of Tucker (A horse in the U.S. Infantry) and Shiloh ( a horse in the Confederate volunteer Cavalry). I have not personally read this one, but I am excited to see what all the talk is about. This book is praised for its historical accuracy. There is a video book trailer and more information at the Appaloosy books website.
|Book: Day and Night by Mattie Richardson~Takes place during the civil war|
|Book: Golden Sunrise by Mattie Richardson ~Battle of Fort Alamo|
The book Dusty's Trail is the story of the Pony Express mail delivery system and the horses and their owners who risked their lives each day. Another part of history I'm excited to learn about when I read this one with my kids.
|Book: Dusty's Trail by Mattie Richardson ~The Pony Express mail system|
Who read these books in our house? We chose read them aloud together, so we are still working through them. I have been reading them to my boys ages 8 and 11, and these books are really geared toward that age. They've enjoyed the horse aspect, and listening to the story. I think even kids a little younger and older could enjoy them as well. I know I am excited to finish them now.
|Day and Night Enrichment guide available on Amazon|
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