Bubba Goes National

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Thirteen-year-old Leslie Clark has loved horses for as long as she can remember. Although her widowed father cannot afford to give her everything she desires, she works hard to get what she wants. When what she wants, a great horse to show, is taken right out from under her by her rival, Kate Wellesley, Leslie thinks her whole world has been turned upside down... More

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About Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker is a full-time freelance writer, editor, and novelist, as well as a ballroom dance instructor. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Modern Arabian Horse and Horseman's News. Although horses are her specialty, she enjoys writing on a variety of subjects.

Jennifer has published two books in the Green Meadow Series: Bubba Goes National and Bubba to the Rescue. She has two more started for the series, as well as several other books in various stages of planning and completion. Her short stories earned their place in the first-ever Accentuate Writers Anthology, Elements of the Soul, by placing first and second place in monthly contests. She also has a story in the anthology The Ultimate Horse Lover.

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Review by: Lynn Hunter on April 04, 2011 :
Author Jennifer Walker writes the story of a girl, Leslie Clark, who works hard to achieve her dream and desire of showing and owning a horse. Ms. Walker shows the many contrasts between Leslie, the daughter of a working-class widower, and the other girls, whose families can easily afford to support their equine hobbies.

There are several worthwhile messages contained within the books. Kids, 'tweens and teens can learn that age does not necessarily diminish value if you treat things right; that perseverance and hard work can pay back beyond your wildest dreams when you are sincere; that how you treat other people is the true measure of who you are, not money, clothes, or things. There are other lessons, as well.

The characters are engaging. The story is well-paced. The syntax may include some new terms for those new to the world of horses, but it is a good opportunity for people of all ages to learn new facts and vocabulary. It is a feel-good story, the first in a series, and I am looking forward to the next!
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