Wednesday, January 7, 2015

#REVIEW: Eclair Meets a Gypsy by Michelle Weidenbenner


Éclair Meets a Gypsy

Cover Front - Gypsies 04M. Weidenbenner, Author Melody Duval, Illustrator AWARD-WINNING and BEST-SELLING AUTHOR Kay Kline, retired first-grade teacher, “A fun chapter book with just enough magic and reality. Adults will enjoy it too!” Vie Herlocker, author and editor, “Funny...entertaining... Éclair resembles a modern-day Junie B. Jones.” “Kid-friendly… page-turning fun… adventure with real-life challenges,” said Crystal Bowman, best-selling children’s book author and speaker.
Early Reader for girls first – third grade. (6-8 years old) Eccentric Grandma Stella is taking in boarders. Not the kind that talk, but the kind that neigh. Horses. When seven-year-old Éclair meets the first boarder and its owner, a girl Éclair’s age who’s dressed like a gypsy, the girl says her horse can read minds and will cast a spell on Éclair. Does the horse really have magic? If so, maybe the horse could make Éclair’s secret wish come true.

Rating: 4 stars

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I thought this book and its predecessor, Eclair goes to Stella's were absolutely adorable books. Eclair, truly named Emily Clair, but nicknamed Eclair by her father, ends up at her grandmother Stella's home with her little sister for a few weeks after her mother takes sick and her father tries to find another job.
During this time, Stella adds in a boarder, a beautiful Gypsy Vanner horse whose owner's little girl swears can read minds and perform magic.
This was such a cute, adorable book to read, I can't wait to pass it onto my older daughter. She may be just a bit above the reading age, but she will love to read this book. This is a great book for little girls who love horses. Eclair is a smart, funny little girl, facing a scary time in her life. This book shows the value of friendships, both human and animal.

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About the author:

michelle wMichelle grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital she cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting, without drama, she discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which comes in handy with book reviews. When she’s not writing she’s winning ugly on the tennis court. She’s known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.” No joke. It’s ugly.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reading Eclair's story and sharing it here! I hope your daughter gets a chance to read it and enjoys it. Our trip to the farm where they named the breed was a day to remember. Such beautiful creatures!