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Monday, April 13, 2009

6th Grade Entry - The Winged Colt of Casa Mia

6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is Thamara’s entry. Thanks, Thamara!

The Winged Colt of Casa Mia Betsy Byars Richard Cuffar Pg.127 During The Winged colt of Casa Mia, Charles comes to his uncles Coot’s farm for a holiday. His uncle Coot is very quiet so he doesn’t talk to Charles that much. During there ride to uncle Coot’s farm , Charles asks him if he is still doing his job(uncle Coot is a stunts man).His uncle Coot tells him he doesn’t any more because he got in an accident in a movie and that the horse had to be put down .So he doesn’t want that to happen again. So they get to uncle Coots farm. Charles wants to ride him, but Uncle Coot doesn’t want him to yet .Charles says that he studied all about how to ride them. Weeks pass and Charles sneaks into his stalls .He sees a beautiful tan, tall, and young horse sleeping in the stalls. He look at in very closely, it has wings. The horse wakes up and starts to scream. Uncle Coot wakes up and sees him .He get really mad. The next morning Mrs. Minney comes to the farm. She wants a horse for her grandchildren.Mrs.Minney sees the colt .She wants to buy it but Charles and uncle coot don’t want to sell the colt. Uncle coot doesn’t know what to do. He needs the money though. Mrs.Minney gives him a pretty good offer for the colt. Does he sell the beautiful colt or not? I think that Charles was like the main character. Charles is very curious and he likes to go any where he’s not afraid of anything. He wants to try thins that other people don’t want to do. Some parts of the story he was really sad cause he would miss his mom he would cry because his father died and he wasn’t there to say good bye. One of my favorite parts of the book is when Uncle Coot tells all the movies his been in. I like that part of the story because Charles says that he watched every movie and that he knew all the moves his uncle does. One of the movies that his uncle was in is Desert Flame, Thunder in Oklahoma, Bright Glory. There are other movies too but there was a movie were he had a big part in it is called Son of Thunder. I personally recommend this book to people who like to read about horses. The people who also like fantasy books and will one day make something that will help all horses one day .I think that people would like this book because in your mind you can imagine all of these place where it takes place, and if you like adventure you would like it too. Submitted by Thamara M

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