By: Ellen F. Feld
Photographer: John Cebula
Publisher: Willow Bend Publishing
Publication Date: September 2020
Reviewed by: Amy Lignor
Review Date: September 2020
As a huge fan of horses since birth, “The Morgan Horse” series written by author Ellen F. Feld is one of my most prized possessions. By that, I mean one of my bookshelves is dedicated to the series, because every once in a while - young or mature - the mind and imagination needs to spend time sitting atop the most beautiful ‘family’ ever created - whether that be Blackjack, Frosty or, my personal favorite, Rusty - and feel what it’s like to have an adventure with your absolute best friend.
One of the most amazing things about this series of books is the fact that all of the horses presented are very much alive. The reader can feel the passion that the writer has for these creatures, which is the power that makes this series of books so amazing. And it seems that fans, for a good, long time, have been asking Ms. Feld to introduce them to the real McCoy.
When an author is able to put that much life and beauty into a character it means their hearts are full and they have that inner knowledge. In this case, Ms. Feld has these beautiful horses with her at all times on her property. And with this new book - offering beautiful pictures and bios - the world now gets to see Blackjack and his friends in the flesh.
Blackjack, of course, is the star of the show (and Ms. Feld’s best friend). And the pictures of this stunning animal are breathtaking. You can tell by the twinkle in his eye and the way he holds his head high as if being the ‘master of all he surveys’ that there is also a spot of humor in Blackjack that makes him stand out from the crowd.
Frosty, the rare gray Morgan who captured readers’ hearts, can move like the wind if she likes, even if just trotting on by. As fans stare at Frosty against the snow white background of her home, they will be mesmerized.
Rusty, (again, my personal fav), came to readers as The High-Flying Morgan Horse and his coloring is as stunning as a New England autumn. Whether pulling a sleigh or rolling over and over on the ground as if enjoying every minute of his life, Rusty’s pictures are absolutely adorable. (Makes me personally want to head to Ms. Feld’s home and kidnap him in the middle of the night. LOL).
Robin is the loveable Morgan who will trot for hours and investigate her surroundings. And to see the picture of this majestic beauty in all her glory is breathtaking.
Fans will also get a peek at Annie and Rimfire - the two Morgans who are the best of friends. Annie likes to carry on conversations with everyone, and was presented as The Mysterious Morgan Horse in the series; whereas Rimfire was the barrel-racer who was actually won in a national essay contest by the author’s young son, Nicholas.
Add in pictures of the Morgan’s sidekicks ranging from Rerun (SO cute!) to Spot, Shadow, Willow and Champ - and you have a seriously fun, entertaining and gorgeous book! Fans even get a ‘look’ at the future stars that will find a home soon in “The Morgan Horse” series!
Quill says: Absolutely incredible and truly unique! Ms. Feld’s avid fans have now gotten exactly what they wanted...and more!
To learn more about Meet the Morgans, please visit the publisher's website at: www.willowbendpublishing.com