by Hetty Burlingame Beatty
Rated 4.9 out of 5

Finally a horse story with a boy!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2021

My son rides horses, and enjoys reading many stories about them. We enjoy stories with girl heroes, but boy/horse stories are harder to find at our library. He notices when it’s a young man with a horse. 🙂 Thank you TGTB!

Julienne D.

A Favorite!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 2, 2021

My boys loved this story! I love the messages of hard work, honesty, and sacrifice that were intertwined in this sweet story the whole family enjoyed.

Lezlie I.

Enjoyable Read

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2021

My 10 year old son said this was a good book. He really liked the story, and thinks other kids his age would like it, too.


A story about loyalty, hard work, and potential

Rated 5 out of 5
January 21, 2021

My 10 yo loves horse books and Trumper is no exception. Mark begs to give Trumper a chance when his dad wants to sell him for unruly behavior. Through Mark’s love and patience, Trumper learns to excel and even enjoy everything he needs to do for the family. Through their team work and sacrifice, the duo goes on to save the farm during hard times.

Danielle B


Rated 5 out of 5
January 11, 2021

My kids 11, 9, and 7 loved this book. We read it aloud and they begged for it every night! My kids describe Mark as courageous, determined and quick to think! He truly shows that hard work and true sacrifice are well worthwhile. I would recommend this book!

Mackenzie S
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Level 6

Trumper had been a respectable carriage and saddle horse all his life and he wasn’t going to take to the soil just because Tod Sullivan had bought him for his farm!

When Farmer Sullivan purchased Trumper to help with the farm chores, he had no idea the trouble that would follow. It doesn’t take long for the farmer to decide the horse just isn’t worth keeping. But the farmer’s son Mark has faith in the beautiful horse and is determined to train him not only for the farm work, but also to help him win the prized Angus calf at the upcoming 4-H competition.

This inspiring story shares wonderful lessons about seeing the potential in others, patience, perseverance, and celebrating differences.

144 pages

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