For all lovers of horses and history! This latest book in the Horse Diaries series features an Andalusian horse in romantic sixteenth-century Spain. Southern Spain, 1570s Calvi is a dapple-gray Andalusian stallion. He grew up driving cattle in the mountains, but soon he catches the eye of King Philip II's horse master. Now Calvi and his young rider, Rico, must learn the complicated moves of doma clasica riding. Calvi doesn't understand the use of this prancing--until he and Rico are chosen to represent the king in a deadly bullfight that will put all his skills to the test. Here is Calvi's story . . . in his own words. Praise for Elska (Horse Diaries #1): A must for horse lovers, the cozy and exciting adventure will draw a wide audience. --Booklist
WHITNEY SANDERSON has loved horses since she was a child, riding in a 4-H club and reading series like The Saddle Club and The Black Stallion. In addition to always having a horse or two in the backyard, she grew up surrounded by beautiful equine artwork created by her mother, Horse Diaries illustrator Ruth Sanderson. Whitney is the author of Horse Diaries #5: Golden Sun and Horse Diaries #10: Darcy, as well as another chapter book called Horse Rescue: Treasure. Her website is whitneysanderson.com. RUTH SANDERSON has illustrated books for children of all ages, including Summer Pony, Winter Pony, and Hush, Little Horsie. She lives with her family in Ware, Massachusetts, and her favorite hobby is horseback riding.