TSB is over-the-moon about CROWN PRINCE being named a winner at the 2013 New England Book Show in the category for books intended for readers in grades 1 through 12. Congratulations to author Linda Snow McLoon and artist Jennifer Brandon, who created the stunning cover image.
Linda Snow McLoon’s first two books from her all-new BROOKMEADE YOUNG RIDERS SERIES have been hailed for their authenticity of character and accuracy of equestrian detail. Here’s what the recently released review in the June issue of School Library Journal had to say about CROWN PRINCE and CROWN PRINCE CHALLENGED:
Gr 5-8–Ever since she began riding, Sarah has dreamed of having a horse of her own. Through a number of fortuitous circumstances, she becomes the owner of a young thoroughbred on whom a race owner has given up. Her parents feel a great deal of trepidation about such a “green” horse, but Sarah’s trainer at Bookmeade farm promises to work closely to bring Crown Prince along. The first book details their journey as Crown Prince adapts to his new life as an event horse and Sarah takes on the responsibility of helping him achieve his potential. Most of the other riders at the facility are supportive, but a few mean girls go out of their way to create problems for Sarah. Their jealousy and bad behavior escalate in the second book as Sarah and Crown Prince prepare for and participate in their first three-day event. Their actions almost end in tragedy for Sarah and her talented horse, but they triumph in the end. Sarah is a believable character with a great work ethic and determination. Her friends all have their own issues but rally around when needed. These books are solid reads for children who enjoy good stories that are authentic in their presentation of the intricacies of dealing with horses and the day-to-day lives of young equestrians as they develop their skills to compete.– Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA
CROWN PRINCE and CROWN PRINCE CHALLENGED are available to order from the TSB online bookstore.
Have a tech-friendly young reader you think might love these books? Both are available in Kindle format from Amazon.com and ePub format at ebooks.com.
2 responses to “New Young Reader Horse Fiction Wins for Best Books Intended for Elementary and High School Grades”
Congratulations to Trafalgar Square Books for publishing Crown Prince and Crown Prince Challenged.
My husband has been writing novels and two nonfiction books during the past 20 years so I know how difficult it is to get published and get PR. TSB has done a great job.
I have loved Crown Prince and Crown Prince Challenged as Linda was writing the books and have gave them as gifts to grandchildren.
Thank you, Arla! Crown Prince and Crown Prince Challenged reminded us of the horse books we all loved (and read and reread) as youngsters, so we are so proud and pleased to be able to share them with a new generation of aspiring riders.
–Rebecca Didier, Senior Editor, TSB