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Apr 27 2016

Princess of the Sands by Karen Wood

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TrickStars series, bk 6. Allen and Unwin, 2015. ISBN 9781743319093
(Age: 7+) Highly recommended. Themes: Courage; Overcoming difficulties; Horse-riding; Television acting.
In this next instalment in the life of the TrickStar triplets - Ruby, Lexie and Kit, the girls become Television extras in an episode of Princess of the Stars. With the wonderful ponies who allow them to demonstrate their trick-riding skills (and their slightly magical) personal characteristics they also solve the problems of the main child star whose horse is causing problems in the shooting schedule. While this is a story about all the triplets, it focuses on Lexie's battles with overcoming her fears as well.
This is a gentle, easy chapter book for a young female audience who enjoy reading about horses, trick-riding and girls as they express themselves within a supportive family. The series is worthy of a place in a school library.
Highly recommended for aged 7+.
Carolyn Hull

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