Shadow: The Curious Morgan Horse introduces the characters of the award-winning Morgan Horse series to younger readers. Shadow is a young horse who is curious about everything. One day the farm's rooster tells her about a magic pond in the woods and Shadow wants to go find it. When a tree falls during a storm and knocks the fence down, Shadow takes the chance to go explore the woods. She searches for the pond and along the way meets many different forest animals, but when Shadow realizes she has become lost, how will she find her way home?
Shadow slowly made her way through the thick underbrush. There were fallen branches, rocks, and overgrown bushes
everywhere. It made traveling very hard. After what seemed like a long time, Shadow stumbled back onto a path. Was it the one she was on before? She didn’t know. Was she lost?
Seeing a small black animal with a big
white stripe down its back, Shadow
asked the creature, “Do you know
how to get to the magic pond?”
“Magic pond? Magic pond? I’ve never heard of a magic pond,” grumbled the little animal. “And I don’t like being bothered!” he complained as he lifted his tail and squirted an obnoxious smelling liquid towards Shadow.
“Ew! Ew! Ew!” shouted the surprised horse. “That smells terrible,” she moaned as she raised her head towards the sky and curled her lip. “Gross! Gross! Gross!”
“Don’t you know you should never bother a skunk?” asked the fluffy skunk as he waddled off.
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"Popular children's author Ellen Feld has given kids another reason to turn off the TV and pick up a book. The story of Shadow is a heart-warming tale of an inquisitive foal who wanders into the woods beyond her pasture. Along the way, Shadow meets new friends, and her curiosity even gets her into a bit of trouble as she searches for a magic pond in the woods. This is a delightful book for youngsters. The story is charming from beginning to end, and the 21 colorful illustrations by Jeanne Mellin perfectly reflect the light-hearted and imaginative tone of the story. Horse-crazy kids will love having mom or dad read this story to them over and over. Bottom line: Beyond a "Shadow" of a doubt, this is a great book." - Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar
"Author Ellen Feld and artist Jeanne Mellin present Shadow: The Curious Morgan Horse, the latest in an award-wining series of children's books. Shadow: The Curious Morgan Horse is a picture book with warm color illustrations and a fair amount of text, especially suited for young horse lovers who are almost ready to make the transition to chapter books. When Shadow's curiosity leads her to explore the woods beyond her pasture, she encounters a wonderful variety of forest animals, but what is she to do when she becomes lost? A new canine friend saves the day in this gentle adventure recommended for young horse lovers." - Midwest Book Review
"Looking for some excitement to liven up those dreary winter days? Then following the adventures of a curious Morgan filly as she ventures from the safety of her pasture in search of a magical pond might just be what you were looking for... Between Feld's descriptive writing style and renowned equine artist Jeanne Mellin's charming illustrations, this book is destined to become a favorite for those just learning to read and a treasured bedtime classic for young horse lovers." - Susan Dudasik, The Western AG Reporter