The Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for February is The One Dollar Horse by Lauren St. John.
Cover photo by Dimitar Hristov (54ka)
Here is what Sarah Clayton at Waterstones had to say about the book:
“It is National Velvet for the 21st Century and reminded me so much of the books I loved to read growing up. A breath of fresh air in a fairly serious teen market and no content issues to stop you recommending it to good readers aged 10+. Fifteen year old Casey Blue lives in East London’s grimmest tower block with her father who has recently been convicted of theft. When she rescues a starving, half wild horse from the knacker’s yard, she sets out to defy all the odds at the world famous Badminton Horse Trials.”