Triple magic by Karen Wood
Trickstars series. Allen and Unwin, 2015. ISBN 9781743319055
(Age: 8+) Recommended. Horse riding. Magic. Family. Perseverance. Ruby is one of three; one third of triplets who live with their mother and grandfather. The girls imagine a life that is more exciting than their poverty will allow. A chance discovery of a trunk containing family secrets and magical influences leads them to pursue adventurous trick riding on their gypsy horses and brighten up a shared birthday. This is the first book in the Trickstars series, and we see the story from Ruby's perspective. The traits of each triplet are revealed early without taking over from the action. Hints of struggles from the past and potential future threats in combination with their new skills as trick riders will lead to further adventures. This will be enjoyed by female readers aged 8+ and is written well for this age group.