Friday, August 15, 2008

Chancey of the Maury River

Chancey of the Maury River by Gigi Amateau
Told through a horse's eyes, here is the entrancing tale of an Appaloosa who finds a chance to renew his trust, and of the humans he helps to restore. On the night that Chancey is born, a "fire star" gallops across the sky, a signal that a great horse has entered the world. But it will take many years of slights and hardships before the orphaned albino will believe that the prophecy is truly meant for him. First he must find a home at the Maury River Stables and a girl named Claire who needs him as much as he needs her. Then, when his aching joints and impending blindness bring an end to their training together, he must start a new chapter as a therapeutic horse, healing people with wounds both visible and unseen.

1 comment:

librarycat said...

This is the story of an old, retired school horse who is slowly going blind, told in first person from the horses's point of view. (Kind of like Black Beauty) Chancey (the horse) finds a new lease on life working in a program for handicapped children. Horselovers will probably like this book, although it is kind of a tear-jerker at the end. Three stars ***