My First Horse

A Series by Joe Novara

Wa-Tonka Camp Cowboys
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Series: My First Horse, Book 1. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,440. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Nick jumps at a chance to work at a summer camp away from his crowded family. He discovers horses, especially his favorite, Prince. But he still has to be a big brother when two campers ride their mounts over the lip of Deadman’s Bluff. This is the first book in the series: Saving For Trace; Riding The Waves; Zan; Can Do, Zan; A Horse in My Kitchen; Mountain Rules.
Saving for Trace
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Series: My First Horse, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,470. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
His father out of work, Nick helps the family by working at a stable. He finds Trace, a retired cutting horse. Nick finally gets the money to buy Trace, but his mother’s plans pose a difficult decision. Trace with all the moves of a sports car, a broken ankle, Mandy with her Tennessee drawl, driving a truckload of cattle, Nick tries it all.
Riding the Waves...Lake Michigan Cowboy
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Series: My First Horse, Book 3. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 34,920. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
At Lake Michigan with his aunt and uncle, Nick meets a girl riding a chestnut gelding in the morning surf . Bull riding, Cassidy the bareback surf rider, her jealous friend Roy, windsurfing, CPR at the beach, rounding up buffalo, Sara the migrant worker, Knuck the lazy border collie, team penning, Nick tries it all.
Zan, City Cowboy
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Series: My First Horse, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 29,020. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Zan, City Cowboy is free and is a good place to start reading the seven books in the My First Horse series. Located in the middle of the series, you can watch him grow along with Tika, the filly he helped birth. From there, you can go back to the beginning where Nick learns to ride Prince at Camp Wa-Tonka. Later, working at Shamrock Stables, Nick is blown away by Trace, a retired cutting horse.
Can Do, Zan
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Series: My First Horse, Book 5. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 25,590. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Can Do, Zan, Alexander chants to himself whenever he confronts a challenge. The intelligent, animal loving, African American 12-year old, works at a stable, learns to ride horses, connects with mounted police-horse training, goes to a summer camp in Northern Michigan, canoes in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, deals with a bully, copes with his diabetes and discovers Native American artifacts. Whew.
A Horse in My Kitchen
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Series: My First Horse, Book 6. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Luz, an eleven-year old Latina, finds a half-frozen newborn foal and gets her African American friend, Zan, to help keep it alive in her kitchen. Luz’s hard working mom directs all the affection Luz longs for onto the baby horse until Holly grows past the ‘cute’ stage. The costs and realities of keeping a growing horse bring mother and daughter together in a dramatic ending.
Mountain Rules
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Series: My First Horse, Book 7. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 41,790. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Thrown together in a wilderness boot camp, 3 teens work past first impressions while living in the world of mountain sheep, bears, wildfires, and a missing ram’s skull. Lazelle, black, 14, has a basketball scholarship waiting. Mackenzie’s parents want her to work. Creed, mixed black and Cherokee faces a jail-or-camp alternative. They all learn new rules, Mountain Rules, to bring back home.