Reading Raven (Level 3): The Horse Shoe Gang

Leserabe - 3. Lesestufe: Die Hufeisenbande

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64 pp 8 years + 15,2 x 21,5 cm EUR 8.99 January 2016 Hardcover 978-3-473-36480-0


Alma and Lilly are friends. Together, they are the Horseshoe Gang, and their headquarters are at the riding school that belongs to Alma's aunt. However, the school is in financial difficulties and needs to sell some of the horses – and it's hoity-toity Fee who is supposed to get a grey named Sancho.
The girls are planning an Open Day to promote the riding school. Fee offers the Horseshoe Gang her help, but Alma and Lilly are annoyed and reject her suggestions. As a result, Fee considers stabling Sancho elsewhere, and Alma's aunt is quite angry with them. Secretly, Lilly and Alma try to hide the grey at the forest's edge, but the horse breaks away. Luckily, Fee is there, since she is the only one who manages to calm Sancho down.
The Open Day at the riding school is a big success and Lilly, Alma and Fee sort out their differences. In the end, Fee becomes a member of the Horseshoe Gang.

About the Series

The Reading Raven series is designed to encourage beginning readers by providing fun and exciting stories at each ability level, from their first efforts at reading alone to more advanced chapter books Each Reading Raven book includes reading riddles, puzzles to solve using information in the story. This is a fun way to check how well children understand what they read. The first level features short texts with lots of pictures that provide clues to the story's meaning. These books are written in extra-large print. When children are ready for longer stories, the second level of Reading Raven offers short chapter books, also in large print with illustrations that help readers follow the text. The third level is for readers who are becoming proficient, with longer chapters and increasingly complex stories, but still with accompanying pictures and highly readable print.

The Author

Judith Allert was born in 1982 and studied modern German literature in Bayreuth, where she also published her first children’s books. In 2009 she completed her master’s thesis on the topic of fantasy writing for children and teens, and she has been a freelance author ever since. Today the author lives on an old farm with her husband, dogs, cats, horses, hens, and wooly pigs.

The Illustrator

Eleonore Gerhaher was born in 1965 and studied communication design. She is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, and has already illustrated books for many different publishers.

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