One thing that always thrills me is when I stumble upon a book that Miss J loves. This happened a couple of months ago when I somehow came upon the titles for a series of books about a horse named Blaze. These books were originally written back in the 1930s and are just wonderful! The drawings are imaginative and simple and the writing is superb.
These are early chapter books but they are not too hard for Miss J. In fact, they were the perfect fit. The branch of the library we normally go to did not have any of these books so I had to request the first one.
I got it home and had Miss J begin reading. She was hooked. She requested and read every single one our library system had.
The premise of the story is a friendship between a little boy named Billy and a horse named Blaze. They have adventures and get into some tight situations together. Through it all, the friendship grows stronger and stronger. These books are fun and simple and just right for a young reader.
The series by C. W. Anderson includes:
- Billy and Blaze
- Blaze and the Mountain Lion
- Blaze and the Forest Fire
- Blaze and Thunderbolt
- Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony
- Blaze and the Lost Quarry
- Blaze Shows the Way
- Blaze Finds the Trail
I think there are a few more but this gives you a pretty good idea of the extent of the series. Each one is about 50 pages long with stunning drawings. Each story is a thrill with a happy ending. Just what I want my younger child exposed to for now. The other stuff will come along soon enough.