"...the author has a delightful way of describing rural life... There is enough horse detail to satisfy equine fans, without overpowering readers not as familiar with saddle soap and stables! I enjoyed this book very much and I feel the author painted the entire story with loving strokes, with a whimsical charm that seeps right through each page, making the ambiance, the era, the characters and their lives come to life." Fiona Ingram, Readers' Favorite.
Jane Williams is an 11-year-old girl growing up in 1970s New Zealand, a farming nation at the bottom of the world. Living on the outskirts of a small rural town, her family have no telephone, no fridge, and use an outside toilet. However, Jane's family does own a promising racehorse, Jane’s pride and joy — Rosabelle. When the family falls on tough times, Jane finds out that all is not as it seems in Woodville. With the help of her Italian best-friend and Scottish teacher, will Jane be able to uncover the town's and her own family's secrets and save Rosabelle before it’s too late?
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Suitable for ages 8-12 years.
Linda Harrington grew up in a small country town in the Manawatu region of New Zealand. Her father was very involved in the racing industry, and life as a child revolved around his racehorses and family activities. Rosabelle, her first book for children, was inspired by her childhood. She currently lives in Tauranga, NZ.
5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
published in USA
Rosabelle by Linda Harrington - a horse book for girls, and a NZ children's book that preteen girls everywhere will enjoy. Suitable ages 8-12 years.
Website: NZ farm scenes, horse pictures, Manawatu photos, NZ recipes and Linda Harrington's blog.