A Hundred Horses

By Sarah Lean

Dec 20, 2013 | Reviewed by TFK Kid Reporter Patty McClain

Genre: Mystery

Number of pages: 224

What’s the basic story line?

Nell really does not want to waste her spring break visiting her aunt and some cousins she barely knows, but this vacation turns out to be much different from what she expected.  Nell brings along a toy carousel that she built with her father years ago, before he left the family behind. At her aunt’s farm, a mysterious girl named Angel steals the carousel without a word. As Nell finds out Angel’s true identity, a bond grows between the two girls and a group of 99 horses. Rumor has it that the 100th horse is magical. But where is it? Sarah doesn’t know, but she thinks Angel might.

Are the characters believable?

The characters definitely seem believable and alive. As you read, it feels like you are right there, experiencing each moment right along with Nell and Angel. The story is detailed, so you really get to know the girls, and even the horses.

Who would like this book?

Kids who like animals and nature will be sure to find this book exciting. But even if you are not an animal fan, you will still enjoy it if you like an intriguing and mysterious novel.