Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Book Review: Equestrian Mystery Book for All Ages

Hello, my human friend!
Quicksand - The Mysterious Disappearance of Dakotaroo (The Adventures of Dakotaroo)
Thanks to Cool Mom for providing us with another guest book review post. 

~Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (and Stanley)

Title: Quicksand - The Mysterious Disappearance of Dakotaroo

Series: The Adventures of Dakotaroo

Author : Krista Michelle Breen

Publisher: Groundskeeper's Cottage Press

Year Published: 2012
Description (from Amazon): The first in Krista Michelle Breen's bestselling Canadian series, T.J. Thompson's world gets thrown upside down when her beloved Appaloosa Dakotaroo mysteriously disappears into the fog.

Quicksand: The Mysterious Disappearance of Dakotaroo is a fun and easy read. Horse lovers will fall in love with this series. Those of you unfamiliar with the equestrian terms used throughout the story, this book will give you a great jumping off point for learning about the life of an equestrian. For me, it brought me back to my teenage years of horseback riding.  

T.J. and her horse, Dakotaroo (Roo), have a touchingly close bond. When Roo disappears one  foggy morning, T. J. is forced to face the fact that her horse has been stolen. 

Just when you think the story is about to wrap up, a whole new adventure begins! When T.J. eventually finds Dakotaroo, she begins to wonder if bringing her stolen horse home right away is the best course of action. What? Is she crazy? Maybe not. Mickey Skyhouse, a boy with a sad back story changes T.J.'s tune a bit. Yep, just a teeny tiny hint of romance, nothing more. 

T.J., her best friend Arienne and Mickey prove to be a productive team in the end.

I happily give this book five stars out of five. 

On a non-book note, I adore Krista's blog. Just take a look at 25 Nerdy Things About Krista and  Dead Dog Township(It's Kinda Famous). Fun information!

Clean Read? Yes.

Ages? 8+ independently. Younger ages may enjoy being read this story.

Where to Purchase the Book: Hop on over to Amazon to Purchase Quicksand Now on Kindle or in Print.

Connect with the Author Online:
Krista Michelle Breen's Blog
Dakotaroo's Facebook Page
Dakotaroo's Twitter Account
Follow Krista on Goodreads

The Reviewer: Hi! I am a homeschooling mother to one precocious tween daughter. Most of my reading consists of preparatory reading for upcoming history, math, science, geography, literature, (you get the idea) lessons. However, sometimes I am lucky enough to fit in a book just for fun and will review these "fun" books for my dear friends, Stanley and Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge. You may call me Neighbor Girl's Mom or Cool Mom. 

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  1. Great Review Cool Mom, I have this on my to read list and your review has sold it to me. Thanks so much for linking it into the KidLitBlogHop and huge congrats to Krista for writing such an awesome book. Cheers Julie Grasso

    1. I definitely want to read her others. I just need more time. :)

  2. I love your review! Good thing I've just written mine, which I'll be posting for the letter Q of the April A to Z Challenge! It's a great book :) It'll also be a prize in our Giveaway open during April.

    Happy Kid Lit Blog Hopping!

    Jemima at Jemima's Blog

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jemima! And thanks for YOUR review of Stanley & Katrina's book!

  3. This looks like a fun read!
    Thanks for sharing with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  4. Thanks for sharing this with the Kid Lit Blog Hop. We will adding this to our animal book list and pinning it!

    1. Great! I hope you like it, too, Piwi Mama. Thanks for stopping by. I've been enjoying your posts as well.

  5. Looks like a great book to read aloud. Thanks for suggesting on the blog hop!

  6. Wow! Stanley and Katrina are very lucky to have such cool neighbours. Thanks for including my book. I adored the Black Stallion Series as a kid and really wanted to write horse books with genuine conflict and strong, kind characters. I'm sending many cookies accidentally dropped on the floor for Stanley to gobble up and some super smelly catnip for Katrina.

    This is an awesome blog, thanks for the love you put into it.

    1. Ooooo, cookies and catnip? You are the best, Krista! We are happy that you like our blog. Thank you for writing your books!!!!


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