Book Review: Blue Moon by Jenny Oldfield

30th May 2016 No Comments

blue moonBlue Moon is set in the Rocky Mountains in the USA it is the story of a young girl  Anna and her horse. When the girls mother becomes poorly and they need to raise the money for an operation the horse is put up for sale. Anna cant bear to be parted with her horse and so with her friend she launches a plan of action.

Published by Barrington Stoke who produce the UK’s most outstanding books for reluctant readers or children struggling with issues such as dyslexia. These books look exactly like standard children’s books except the font, paper and colours are very carefully considered to make the books easier to read and very accessible.

Blue Moon is written by a well established author and she has done a great job in recreating the landscape and the tension of the situation. The illustrations help break up the text further and convey some of the more oblique references.

My daughter Fifi who is pony mad and aged seven enjoyed reading this book and we both felt that this was exactly the sort of thing that would be really useful as part of the school reading scheme. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that these sorts of books should be part of the reading scheme as they do really help inspire a love of reading!

Blue Moon ticks all the boxes for us, its a great read for any pony fan and works well as a book for a reluctant or struggling reader or perhaps a slighter younger reader who likes to be challenged. If you’d like to find out more and have a look at the other books available from Barrington Stoke have a look here.


Claire Walsh

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