A class assignment gets Ellie's horse Dream noticed. She got to keep Dream because she was a "runaway" horse without a home. But now the owners may want her back. How will Ellie cope with losing her beloved backyard horse?
Dealing with loss teaches Ellie an important lesson about God and wanting Him more than anything or anyone else. She also learns about having faith in God's ability to answer our prayers-he has the ability to do it whether or not things turn out the way we want them to (a lesson she learns from Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego-her brother's three pet fish and the Hebrew boys in the Bible!).
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Night Mare by Dandi Daley Mackall is the fourth book in the backyard Horses. It is a great book and an easy read. A must read if you’ve already read the other books in this series. Night Mare is definitely written for younger readers but readers of all ages will enjoy the story and love its Christian values.
If you're reading this review, I assume you've read the other 3 books in the Backyard Horses series. This book is my favorite of all of them! Ellie truly loves her horse Dream and, suddenly, she's going to lose her to the original owner... and the person she is losing Dream to is not reassuring in the least.
Ellie grows closer to God through her trial--quite a trial for a 4th grader! Ellie realizes anew that God doesn't always answer our prayers in the way we expect Him to. She leans on Him through "the fire" and she sees that He is always with us even when it doesn't feel like it. This book isn't just pure entertainment; its message is one that will impact the reader and reassure him or her that God's plans are the best even when we can't always see that: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jer. 29:11)