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Moonhorse by Mary Pope Osborne
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Oct 04, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: international
Read in October, 2011

“Moonhorse” is about a winged horse that takes a girl on a night journey into space.

“Moonhorse” is a fantasy. I read this book with my students and they were a little put off by the Pegasus. Young children may not enjoy seeing the winged horse.

The story does not have any “foreign” elements that may require explanation. However, the mythical/astrological creatures – the Pegasus, the Ram, the Herdsman – may require explanation by the teacher.

The intended audience is children in general not children from a specific nation.

My rating for this book is two stars. I like the mythical story but some children may not. I think the mythical/astrological characters may be confusing to young children and even a little frightening. The teacher would have to (of course) read the book before presenting and assess whether your students would enjoy hearing and/or reading the story.
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