Winner of the national book award, “Children’s Choices” co-sponsored by The International Reading Association and The Children’s Book Council. Blackjack, the first in the Morgan Horse series, introduces the character of Heather Richardson. A young horse-lover, Heather has been haunted by dreams of a very special Morgan Horse. She soon learns that the horse really exists and is thrilled when she is asked to care for him. With the help of Blackjack’s owner, Heather learns to ride and show the horse and the two quickly form a very special bond. When tragedy strikes and Blackjack falls into the hands of an abusive trainer, Heather must find a way to rescue her horse before it is too late…
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Award-winning author Ellen Feld began writing about horses more than 20 years ago. At first she wrote for small, regional publications, but within a few short years, her work began to appear regularly in large, national magazines. In 2001, while waiting for her next assignment, Ms. Feld wrote a short story about a Morgan. That tale became the first chapter of Blackjack: Dreaming of a Morgan Horse. The book went on to win a coveted Children’s Choices award, an honor bestowed jointly by the International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council. To date, Ms. Feld has authored ten horse books, including seven in the Morgan Horse series. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two children, eleven horses, and assorted other pets.