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 Macadoo of the Maury River (Horses of the Maury River)
 Author: Amateau, Gigi

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2013)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 179 p., ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 053248 ISBN: 9780763637668
 Ages: 9-12 Grades: 4-7

 Subjects:
 Pets -- Therapeutic use -- Fiction
 Horses -- Fiction
 Maury River (Va.) -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Summary:
When Macadoo is just a colt, he challenges his father, a huge Belgian stallion, in order to protect his mother and the rest of the herd. From that monment on, Mac knows that his purpose in life is to help and serve others however he can. When he is auctioned off, he finds a sense of home where he learns to teach children therapeutic riding and vaulting.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 160727
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 9.0   Quiz: 62018

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (-) (06/15/13)
   School Library Journal (10/01/13)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2013 Gr 4–6—From the time he was a colt, Macadoo, a strong Belgian horse, has known that his life's purpose is to help others. He takes this role very seriously: he protects his mother from an attack by a stallion, he saves a filly from being sold into the wrong hands at an auction, and he comforts a human boy who has lost his mother. When he is sold and taken to live at a different stable, Macadoo's distress at being separated from his loved ones is so great that he believes that he will not be able to continue on as a helper and a protector. However, with the encouragement of his new companions-both horse and human-he discovers that he can find friendship in new places, and he embarks on a new journey as a therapy horse. Told from the horse's point of view, this story gives readers the history of one of the minor characters in Amateau's Chancey of the Maury River (Candlewick, 2008). Though the plot is predictable (especially to those who have read Chancey), Macadoo's response to his struggles will resonate with readers, and this volume will likely find a ready audience among lovers of horse stories.—Sarah Reid, Broome County Public Library, Binghamton, NY - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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