About the Book:
Sometimes God has the most unpredictable ways of showing us the path we are to take. Archangela comes to understand God's will when her beloved horse Santo refuses to take her where she wants to go, revealing a different path for her life. Written by Sherry Boas, Illustrated by Ines Leguizamo.
If there is one love that is almost as universal as the love God has for us, it is the love that girls have for horses. Archangela's Horse is the story of the love Eleanora Girlani, who later became known as Blessed Archangela, had for her horse and how God used that horse to lead her to her true vocation as a Carmelite nun rather than as the Benedictine nun she wanted to be. While the writing is a little overdone in spots, I think the story will definitely grab the horse-crazy 8-11 year old girl. The illustrations are done in water color and are a strong point of the book. Grade: B.
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