Friday, September 2, 2011

The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts

Within the covers of this book lies the true story of a horse that was saved from the slaughterhouse by an immigrant from Holland. I loved reading the accounts of Snowman and Harry DeLeyer's amazing jumping career, and reading snippets of World War II/post-World War II American history, but the author's repetition kept it from becoming a favorite. Over and over the reader is reminded that the amazing duo were underdogs, which is obvious from the title of the book alone.

If you don't mind the writing style you will be treated to a feel-good animal story.

No comments: