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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 192
Themes: fantasy, series
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/02/2002
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In The White Horse Talisman, Chantel, Adam, Holly and Owen must help Equus, the great white horse, find his mate and foal and regain his magical talisman. But as the horse rises, so does the dragon. The age-old battle between good and evil threatens the bond between Chantel and Adam and endangers the quest.

This is fantasy as its best, a story that raises hairs on the back of the neck and sends satisfying chills up and down the spine, a story that, while clearly drawn from the rich world of make believe, feels truer than true.

The White Horse Talisman is the first of four books in The Summer of Magic Quartet.
Book two is Dance of the Stones.
Book three is Heart of the Hill.
Book four is Behind the Sorcerer's Cloak.

Resource Links - September 2, 2002
"A fine story, sure to hold a young reader's attention."
The Alan Review - September 1, 2002
"Will have children of all ages dreaming of magic, enchantment, and adventure."
Booklist - April 15, 2002
"The story, steeped in appealing Celtic lore and actual places, is inventive, well paced, and bursting with action that is just right for middle-graders who love classic battles between good and evil."
CM Magazine - March 15, 2002
"Has a charming, almost fairytale-like quality to it that will delight readers."

Awards

Rocky Mountain Book Award nominee  | 2003 | Long-listed
CCBC Our Choice  | 2003 | Commended
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award nominee  | 2003 | Short-listed
Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award nominee  | 2002 | Short-listed
Silver Birch nominee  | 2003 | Short-listed
SYRCA Diamond Willow nominee  | 2004 | Short-listed

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