Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Pony Cart Adventure by Elva Hurst (Farm Life Series) Ages 7-11

About the book:  When eleven-year-old Elva finally finishes her chores on this beautiful summer morning, she hurries to the neighboring farm to see if her friend Linda can join her for an afternoon adventure. Come on along with the young Mennonite girls as they hitch up the pony, climb into the cart, and trot down the drive for a day filled with unexpected excitement.

This charming story, the first in the Farm Life Series, is based on author Elva Hurst’s growing-up years on the family farm and written for children from seven to eleven years old. Reminiscent of days gone by, this simple tale is full of good-hearted fun.

Review:  Just the right length for grabbing the attention and keeping it of age 7-11 girls. When girls grow up Mennonite on a farm, they are given many responsibilities or chores and these absolutely must be completed before even "approved" adventures and excursions can take place. After Elva finishes her chores, she and her friend take off in the pony cart to go shopping with their savings. They choose carefully the items they wish to purchase with their money and they diligently purchase the specific item that mother requested.

The day is filled with more than shopping adventure. The very elements create excitement and adventure they hadn't counted on. The few illustrations in the book are done by Elva Hurst herself and add a touch of sweet nostalgia and interest to the story. These are sure to please the young readers.

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Harvest House Publishers in exchange for this review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.

1 comment:

  1. I am really excited to check out this series! I think my two oldest girls will love it!!! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday! Hope you have a great week!


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