Lizbeth Boz - Old & Shaggy
Barbara Ellin Fox
(Lizbethboz Company, Oct. 28, 2013)
Ellen Foster struggles making friends in school because she wears a brace on her leg. And even worse, she may never be able to live her dream of riding horses. Her parents say horses are too dangerous. Then horse lovers, Ellen and Annie become best friends, and they spend all their free time talking about horses. One day the owner of Meadow Lane, Mrs. P, brings a pony to school for science class and she invites Ellen to visit Meadow Lane farm. Ellen’s Mom says, “No,” until Mrs. P calls to convince her that Ellen will be safe. Ellen visits and watches Annie’s lessons each week but her Mom still says "No," to riding. That is until Dr. Paul steps in.Ellen has worked very hard on her riding since then and there aren’t many differences between her riding and the able bodied kids. Best of all, the other kids treat her like one of them, except for wealthy Sarah Lynn McGreagor.Is Lizbethboz too old and shaggy? Sarah Lynn Mc Greagor thinks so. After all, she’s not as good as Sarah Lynn’s new Thoroughbred, Grey Gull.Sarah Lynn says mean things about the old pony who lives in the pasture but Lizbethboz doesn’t care because tomorrow she and Ellen Foster will compete in Ellen’s first horse show.