Cover image for Luna / Catherine Hapka ; illustrated by Ruth Sanderson.
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Luna / Catherine Hapka ; illustrated by Ruth Sanderson.
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ISBN:
9780553533705
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1st ed.
Publication Information:
Random House Childrens Books 2015

New York : Random House, 2015.
Physical Description:
141 p. : 18 cm.
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Abstract:
In the Netherlands in 1855, May, a young member of a circus family who is not permitted to perform because of a twisted foot, bonds with a local Friesian farm horse that she names Luna, and together the two perform a heroic act that changes their futuresfor the better. Includes facts about Friesian horses.
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"A beautiful Friesian horse and the younger sister of a circus star develop a heartwarming friendship in this sweet and lively story told straight from the horse s mouth. The Netherlands, 1855 Luna is a black Friesian mare with one small white crescent- moon marking on her forehead. She lives a quiet life on a farm until the circus comes to town! Luna bonds with a girl named May, who dreams of starring in the show, just like her older sister. And together, Luna and May just might be able to shine. Here is Luna s story in her own words. Series Overview- Horse Diaries books are all about the horse! Like the definitive horse story classic, Black Beauty , each story is told in first person from the horse s point of view."


Author Notes

Catherine Hapka has written more than one hundred books for children and adults, as a ghostwriter for series as well as original titles, including the Romantic Comedies Something Borrowed, The Twelve Date of Christmas, and Love on Cue. She lives in Pennsylvania.


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Horn Book Review

Rescued from a fire by traveling-circus girl May, Luna the Friesian horse is given to May as a reward. Luna helps May overcome her mobility impairment so she can perform in the circus like her sister. Although this installment's setting (1855 Netherlands) is less fully realized than other books in the series, Luna's gentle narration and the strong horse-human bond will move readers. Background information is appended. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.