Title: Hoofbeats Katie and the Mustang (book 1)
Author: Kathleen Duey
Illustrator: Kathleen Duey
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: May 24, 2004
Number of Pages: 135
Genre: Historical Fiction
Text Structure: Novel
Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: Do you LOVE horses, and would you do almost anything to save their lives? Then you will love Hoofbeats Katie and the Mustang!
Summary: There is an orphan girl named Katie, and she got taken in by a husband and wife named Mr. and Mrs. Stevens. She is doing her chores, when Mr. Stevens comes home with a wild mustang that Katie falls in love with. She tries to spend all of her time with him. The mustang acts super wild and Katie tries to tame him, but one day, Katie overhears Hiram and Mr. Stevens talking. Mr. Stevens wants to shoot the horse because he is too wild to tame, and everyone knows that he is a wild horse. What will Katie do?
Reviewer’s Opinion: I love this book because this book has a theme that is about love and courage. It's the best book ever in my opinion because it’s about horses and I love horses. Also, there is so much awesomeness in one book.
Recommended For: Horse lovers and people in grades 2-5
Related Books: Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail
More in this Series: Katie and the Mustang (book 2-4)
Other Books by this Author: The Unicorn Secret
Awards Won: None but should have won a couple.
Reviewed By: Sarah P., grade 4