Friday, December 26, 2014

Mickey and the Plow Horse: a story of the impossible becoming possible

Mickey and the Plow Horse by Edward Dreyfus is a story about a shy teenager who is sent to summer camp by his parents. While he did resist going, he soon himself on an adventure that will change his life.

Mickey Branfield is a short, skinny 12 year old with asthma. He spends most of his time reading and playing video games. His parents send him to summer camp with the hopes that he meets new friends and come out of his shell. When he arrives at the summer, Mickey is determined to hate it. He soon meets Samantha “Sam” Hunter and Brian, his bunk mate. As the campers are signing up for various camp activities, Mickey is drawn to a plow horse, Jackson. Soon, the two have an amazing connection that heals Mickey as well as the horse. Mickey becomes more active and soon learns that he can do more than he ever thought he could.

Mr. Dreyfus is clinical psychologist who was inspired to write this book as an example that sometimes we are only held back by our own doubts and insecurities. Just because we think we can’t, then we don’t. I enjoyed reading this book and watching how Mickey is resisted to the changes in his life and very slowly he opens up to new and more exciting activities that he finds himself a very different person. I highly recommend this book for young adults who feel that they are limited when all they have to do is try.
Mickey and the Plow Horse
Is available on Amazon

On the Kindle for $4.95 and in paperback for $9.95