Review: The Homeless Foal

cover-homeless foalTitle: The Homeless Foal
Author: Tina Nolan
Illustrations: Artful Doodlers
Series: Animal Rescue #3
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Age: 7+
Available: Now


Abandoned, lost, neglected? There’s always a home at Animal Magic!

In a perfect world there’d be no need for Animal Magic. But Eva and Karl Harrison, who live at the animal rescue centre with their parents, know that life isn’t perfect. Every day there’s a new arrival in need of their help.

Eva is delighted when Merlin the foal is born at the rescue centre, but her joy soon turns to fear as Mrs Brooks’ threats to close down Animal Magic look like becoming a reality. Will Merlin and the other animals soon be homeless?

Heart-warming animal stories, perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Magical Animal Friends.

Source: ARC from Little Tiger via NetGalley

The Harrison family return in their third adventure, and this time Animal Magic is expanding to make room for horses – just in time to take in a very pregnant pony!

Once again this is a fun story with plenty of animals and some lovely illustrations, making it perfect for young animal lovers. The only trouble is that nothing really happens in this book – aside from Merlin being born. I was just starting to get into it, wondering what would come of Mrs Brooks’ newest scheme and suddenly it was over.

Which was a shame, because there were plenty of things going on – new stables, new threat, the possible horse thieves, the poor old lady – but none of it really came to anything. Although Merlin was very cute, this book felt like a filler between more interesting and important story lines. Eva does have a scheme, but it isn’t much of one and she doesn’t really do anything to make it happen.

So, although this is a sweet, quick read that animal-loving readers should enjoy, it’s not nearly as interesting as earlier books in the series. Here’s hoping something happens in the next one.

The Homeless Foal is Out Now!
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