Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Farm and the Risky Ride Judith Grimme

My thoughts:   This is a sweet book about children in the 1960s and their activities during the summer. A visit to a grandparent's farm and the free and open acres to play and romp in, the animals they get to see and care for, the time with beloved grandparents, the food, the experiences of seeing what happens on a farm are an experience not to be missed.

There is a touch of French in the book since a friend is along for the adventure and her language is French. Quite exciting is the adventures with the horse and the new colt.

This is a wordy, chapter book that has strong moral overtones. No particular Christian group is extolled nor spoken of derogatorily. Activities at the back are for those who wish to strengthen their vocabulary skills.

This is a good series and one I can recommend for readers through possibly 8th grade.

About the book: Volume 3 of The Front Porch Diaries, a light, charming 4-book series about friendship, siblings, and growing up in the 1960s. Lucy was so excited about taking Simone to her grandparents' farm for a summer holiday, with no teasing brothers tagging along. But life in the country proved to be more wild and frightening than the girls thought! Eddie and Philippe found their share of adventure in the woods at home, too. It was the summer of 1967. What new things would these friends from different worlds discover about each other, and themselves? Were they prepared for the days ahead?

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from BookCrash Reviewer's Program to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.

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