The Enchanted Horses

Description

90 pages
$6.95
ISBN 0-921556-63-2
DDC jC843'.54

Publisher

Year

1996

Contributor

Illustrations by Nathalie Gagnon
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Brenda Baltensperger is a playwright, a director of children’s
theatre, an editor of children’s fiction, and the author of Fractured
Fairy-tales.

Review

Eliza’s father raises horses, and the children look forward to riding
them. Her Uncle Edward is a jockey who enters a race in Montreal. His
horse, Pegasus, wins the race but is disqualified because of drug
tampering. Uncle Edward is suspended from riding until the investigation
is concluded.

Meanwhile, the children discover that the new owner of Four Oaks
Mansion, next door to the Douglases’, is a magician. Following three
mysterious disappearances—first Mercury (Eliza’s horse), then
Pegasus, and finally Eliza herself—series characters Andrea and Arthur
turn detective.

Anyone who loves horses will enjoy this well-written story.
Recommended.

Citation

Brouillet, Chrystine., “The Enchanted Horses,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 16, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/19710.