Mickey is a 12-year old, asthmatic boy who spends his time with his iPad, iPod, and tons of video games. He does not participate in the rough and tumble activities of boys his age including sports and considers himself a nerd. That does not stop his parents from sending him to camp for the summer. While there, he meets Jackson, a beaten down plow horse that seems to need Mickey's friendship as much as Mickey needs his. The moment Mickey touches Jackson, something magical happens; he discovers that he and the plow horse share a gift that will change their lives forever.
The author, a psychologist, believes that within each child lies a thoroughbred needing to be nurtured, loved, and seen. When this happens, they are transformed, as if by magic, and set free to follow their dreams and fulfill their potential. Like many people, Mickey defined himself by his handicap. Through his relationship with Jackson, and two friends he meets at camp, Samantha and Brian, he finds the courage and develops the confidence to see himself through their eyes. These relationships transform him. The book is dedicated to all people, young and old, who live their lives feeling separated from others, misfits in their own life, doing their job each day the same as the day before, seldom experiencing a sense of passion and the freedom to be fully themselves.
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A Sweet Children's Story
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