Mickey and the Plow Horse

  • by Edward A. Dreyfus Ph.D.
  • Narrated by Leonor A. Woodworth
  • 4 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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

A sweet tale for children about a friendless boy finding his worth and friendship at a summer camp.

The story is full of small and useful lessons about how to get on with others and believe in yourself. To my adult's ear it seemed rather unsubtle at times but of course this is a book for children not adults.

It's been written to help children understand they have worth and everyone has potential and I think that's a noble aim and I think it could work.

I'm not entirely sure what age it is aimed at but I would think perhaps around 9 to 11? Nothing very dark or gritty happens it's a fairly gentle and happy tale and useful especially for children with self-esteem issues. There is one incident of fairly mild swearing (a child says they are p*ssed off).

Please note this audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2016
  • Publisher: Edward A. Dreyfus, Ph.D.