Bubba Goes National, by Jennifer Walker
Thirteen-year-old Leslie Clark has loved horses for as long as she can remember and has been riding since she was six. Although her widowed father cannot afford to give her everything she desires, she works hard to get what she wants. When what she wants, a great horse to show, is taken right out from under her by her rival, Kate Wellesley, Leslie thinks her whole world has been turned upside down–until she finds Lucky (nicknamed Bubba by her father, who thinks he is funny). Then, everything changes.
Readers of Bubba Goes National will be touched by an inspiring story, but they will also learn about the care and showing of horses while they read about Leslie’s adventures. Sandwiched in is a lesson that if one is willing to work hard, they can make their dreams come true. Bubba Goes National is the first of the Riders of Green Meadow series, which will showcase horses that are unwanted by one person but are another’s dream come true.
“I lent my copy to one of my younger riders who is not much of a reader. Her mom just called me to tell me that Kayla has had her nose in that book since I gave it to her on Friday and when they went shopping yesterday, Kayla wanted to go to the book store to get the next book in the series! (Get writing Jen!)” –Beth T., Pennsylvania
A lifelong horse lover, Jennifer Walker knows what goes on in the mind of a horse-crazy teenager. She is a full-time freelance writer, editor and novelist with several books in the works–including more books in the Green Meadow series. Book two, Bubba to the Rescue, will be out in January 2011.
Reviews, Interviews and Guest Posts:
Page Readers BlogTalkRadio Interview
As the Pages Turn Blog Interview
“Loved the book. Read it in two days!!!! Every little girl needs this.” –Karen M., North Carolina
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