Torden, Hear the Thunder|
(Dressage, driving, trotting) A story that brings to life the relationship of a horse and a girl.
Wounded by shrapnel, scared and alone, the ebony black stallion runs until exhausted and collapses in a ditch.
Niesje Brouwers is helping her aunt and uncle with the morning chores on their Dutch dairy farm when she sees a dark figure lying by the road. In nearby Belgium the beginnings of World War I rage, and the stallion has barely escaped the battle with his life. Discovering the injured stallion, Niesje’s uncle feels it should be put out of its desperate misery. Can Niesje save the beautiful black stallion? Will his owner find him? What adventures await?
Torden, Hear the Thunder is Part One of an inspiring tale about a fictional Friesian stallion and the girl who loves him. Experience the bond only a horse and girl can have. Travel with Niesje and Torden through heartwarming and harrowing adventures.
(The Friesian horse was a favorite among the knights as a battle horse and royalty used these high-stepping steeds to pull their elaborate carriages. By the twentieth century, however, the breed was almost extinct. By the end of World War I, a major effort was in the works to bring back this magnificent breed.)
|Reviews sent to the Author (printed with permission), by ckirkham on December 04, 2006|
|Email (review) sent from a Friesian owner:|
"This book is both timeless and ageless and very heart warming. I found myself going back to my childhood and my love of horses and reading the adventures made me feel as though I was there living them with each page. I applaud C. Kirkham for bringing the history of the Friesian horse into such a GREAT read and look VERY forward to the sequel. I highly recommend this book to everyone, young and old, it's OUTSTANDING ! -Ronda, GA
Review from noted author (on back cover of book):
“Told in the stirring tradition of Black Beauty and My Friend Flicka, Torden, Hear the Thunder is a deeply moving tale of courage, friendship and hope. Author C. Kirkham’s warm love for these admirable horses shines throughout her gentle story and will light up the heart of any reader young or old.”
–New York Times Best-Selling author Ellen Tanner Marsh
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