1 Stars Out Of 5
NOT for the tender-hearted child
March 4, 2011
This book by Marguerite Henry is wholly a surprise to those who remember her first two charming books set in Chincoteague. This is a gritty, sometimes bloody, account of the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of magnificent mustangs in the 1950s. It goes without saying that the book is well written, but the subject and descriptive matter, I submit, should shift it into a novella for the adult reader. It is only labelled child to pre-teen because of the author's reputation in that field. Any child raised on Black Beauty, Lassie, or Misty of Chincoteague should be wary of purchasing this book. It is NOT a book for the tender-hearted child.