Loved the writing style and story! Teaches kindness to animals and is full of historic information. Engaging read and highly recommended for anyone 8 and older! 🐴
This story has quite a few sad parts. A very jealous and evil man does terrible things to really hurt Blitz and his companion horse dies due to the incident. The rider himself gets very hurt and for the immense hospital fees he needs to sell Blitz. A mean man (who seemed nice at first) buys him and works him very hard yet gives him little food and beats him if he does not perform well. Finally at the end a nice young boy buys him and treats him very well. And Blitz recovers his strength and with Blitz the family is able to help a very sick child in the heavy winter storm.
My 10yr old son liked the story, he said it was adventurous but it was pretty sad.
When Bob Rogers first saw Blitz, his heart sank. Sye’s old mare had been fast, and nobody could beat Frank, but Bob shook his head when he looked over the clean, strong lines of Blitz’s legs and body. He knew horseflesh well, and, to his reckoning, Blitz spelled speed!
The firemen’s dash to the station is always an event in the town of Drumlin, and no one enjoys it more than Blitz. Racing to each fire and getting there first fills his heart with excitement and satisfaction. One event brings his days as a fire horse to an end, though, and sends him through many unexpected hardships and joys.
The story of Blitz is one of heroism and perseverance that will inspire readers of all ages.
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