A VERY STRANGE LAND
A Very Strange Land is the first of a set of
books designed for pre-teen girls. The first story takes place at a
riding school in a land called Merryvale, a realm of oddities, flying
horses, and wonderfully bad puns. There is a very strange riding
instructress, encouraging parents, and a lesson to be learned: that
with confidence, one can do anything, particularly if you use
considerable style and grace.
A totally delightful read.
~ Amazing Authors Showcase
In this tale, we meet two
little girls – Sarah and Lorelei – who ride horses. They received an
invitation to ride in a horseshow, but they are not familiar with the
town or the stables where it is being held.
The girls talk Lorelei's
father into taking them to the show and the adventure begins as they
end up far above the clouds in a strange land called Merryvale, where
horses fly and nothing is really the way you think it is.
In this book, we are
introduced to a very strange land, indeed. It is high up in the
heaven's… or is it? Everything seems to be opposite of the way it
should be – horses fl, as do some people… and is Merryvale really a
place or a person that is both a person and a place? Yes, it can be
confusing but yet has a way of luring you in the story and making you
wonder just what is going on? The characters are different to say the
least, yet that is what makes the charm in this tale.
As you keep reading you
truly start to understand that 'different' is what this story is all
It is adventure in an almost
Oz land with characters that are both loveable and annoying at the same
time, but the clincher is this works and you definitely keep reading
finding yourself immersed in the story. I liked it and look forward to
book two (Seeking Sarah) to see what else is happening in this land of
~ Shirley Johnson/Senior Reviewer
MidWest Book Review