Sunday, August 7, 2011

52 Books in 52 Weeks - Week 32 - The Black Stallion's Ghost

I started reading The Black Stallion's Ghost by Walter Farley for the 32nd week of the Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge.

Originally, I was reading this story to Olivia at bed time since she wanted to hear the story. We had both enjoyed reading The Black Stallion, but for some reason, this book didn't capture her attention as much. At 8 years old, she can listen to and comprehend rather difficult books (e.g., Little Women), but this one wasn't appealing to her. She made it to page 44 and then said she'd wait to listen to it at another time.

So, I'm going to continue reading the book on my own since it is a very well-written and engaging book by Mr. Farley. The words that he uses can so vividly paint a picture of a scene in one's mind. It is a joy to read and be wrapped up in a book that takes you to a different time and place. The Black Stallion's Ghost is just such a book.

1 comment:

Ticia said...

I love all of the Black Stallion books.