March 27, 2004
The Hamilton's are
looking to purchase a tame enough horse for their nine-year old daughter Amy, when they come across a malnourished horse that
is up for sale. Even so after a test ride, he seems
to move pretty good, is very quiet and has a great temperament, traces of an
equine star. Mr. Hamilton feels he would make
a great horse for Amy and by the next day they return to pick him up.
Once home, Amy names him
Lucky. It turns out Amy has tunnel vision, can barely see in the light of day and later Lucky goes blind in his right eye.
The two build a bond of ever-lasting friendship, one depending on the other.
This is absolutely
a delightful tale that reminded me much of the classic movie "The Black Stallion," and much like the movie A Lucky Pair
achieves a magical atmosphere that children, as well as adults will enjoy.
Positively one book
which will make a wonderful addition to any child's library. Lesson plans are included
on the author's website.
Reviewed by Betsie