Blazing Courage

From the Series Animal Rescues

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Since getting a job at Top Tier stables, Annie has had her mind set on just one thing: earning enough money to buy a horse of her own. When she reaches her savings goal, she bids on a horse at an auction and buys Poco, a four-year-old Buckskin mare that Annie couldn’t love more. But someone is trying to sabotage Top Tier, and a terrible fire breaks out at the stable. Annie must summon all her courage to save her beloved horse as well as many others in an act of heroism she didn’t know she was capable of doing.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Action/Adventure
BISACS JUV002130, JUV001000, JUV002000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7
Lexile 640
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 177526
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator biography, and Reviewed

Author: Kelly Milner Halls

Kelly Milner Halls is a full-time children's writer, specializing in quirky topics for reluctant readers. Kelly lives in Washington with her two daughters, one dog, too many cats, and a four-foot rock iguana.

Illustrator: Phil Parks

Phil Parks has been illustrating books for the past twenty years. He lives in Michigan with his wife Cynthia and their two daughters.



“With an accessible, straightforward first-person narrative, this high/low title will be a good selection for struggling readers. Annie’s heartening connection with horses and the nicely crafted narrative, however, would make this appealing for anyone who enjoys a good horse story.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Halls writes in a brisk, competent style, and . . . the story wraps up satisfyingly, with a bit of a twist. . . . Uncomplicated reading done well.”—Kirkus Reviews