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Fear of Falling (Vet Volunteers #9)
by Laurie Halse Anderson (Goodreads Author)
David is determined to learn to jump on horseback if it kills him. And sometimes he's afraid it might, like when Comet balks and won't go over the crossbar. Now that David's father is back in town, he's promised to teach David how to jump like a champion. But David can't let him know how scared he is. Because there's one thing that scares David more than falling off a hors ...more
Paperback, 105 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by American Girl Publishing Inc
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I picked this book up on a whim-I'm a huge fan of Anderson's writing and I'm a horse fanatic, so I figured what could be better? From a horse standpoint, its actually one of the better equine stories out there. Horses in books are a pet peeve of mine because the majority of the time they are described as magical, thoughtful creatures that can solve everything....*ugh* I love my horse and I ride competitively so don't be offended when I say horses are not smart in a "human" way. Is my horse smart ...more
Dec 03, 2009 Carrie rated it 1 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Okay, it’s a J fiction series about kids and animals, my standards weren’t particularly high in the first place, but this was annoyingly heavy-handed. If only David hadn’t been so certain his dad could do no wrong. If only his father had a single redeeming quality, instead of trying his hardest to win Skeeviest Dad of the Year. Oh well.
Sep 20, 2013 Books Kids Like rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
David wants jump on horseback more than anything, but he's very afraid of falling. When his father comes home after a long absence, David must put aside his fears and prove himself worthy of his father's approval. Good realistic prose.
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