Notes:
The author has combined real-life horse-handling principles and a fictional adventure – a great pick for horse loving teens and tweens. This book is written for middle grade and young adult readers (ages 9 and up). This is family entertainment, and the first book in the series.

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5 stars - January 24, 2016
      A poignant story about persevering through challenges, respecting family and taking on responsibility and risks. The relationships between characters include not only those among fellow humans, but instructively, also horses extending the tale's arc into the realm of a coming-of-age classic.
     - Joan Carolyn, Connecticut


January 30, 2018
     I loved your book! You had an amazing plot! My favorite characters were Moses, Charlie, Ross and Noah.   
     - Olivia G., Nevada

Slater Mountain: The Journey

Author: Judy Ricketts-White
Category: Fiction, middle grade, young adult (ages 9 and up).

Description:
     Bailey Mathews lives with her family on Slater Mountain, at the edge of the wilderness. Bailey is passionate about horses, her best friends are her horses. She rides everyday, and studies solid horsemanship principles with her mom, a clinician and horse trainer. She even documents a herd of wild mustangs. At fifteen, Bailey’s life seems perfect, but her life is about to change forever. When disaster strikes, her grandpa is injured during a severe storm. She makes a difficult decision, summons all her courage and skills, and sets out alone, on a dangerous journey, through the rough, back country to get help.

Slater Mountain: The Legend

Author: Judy Ricketts-White
Category: Fiction, middle grade, young adult (ages 9 and up).

Description:
     Bailey Mathews and her friend Noah Collins go on a trail ride to observe the herd of wild horses that she has been documenting. They continue riding and Bailey shows Noah an overlook spot she discovered in the wilderness. Through strange and dangerous circumstances, the two riders accidentally stumble into a beautiful and forgotten world, and find themselves trapped. Bailey and Noah need to survive and find a way out. Noah realizes that he has a connection to the ancient site and shares his knowledge with Bailey. Will pooling their talents be enough to get them home and help them protect this ancient historical site that provides spiritual inspiration?

Count Me Never Lost
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Count Me Never Lost

Author: Elizabeth M.Ricketts
Category: Poetry

Description:
     Count Me Never Lost is a poetic exploration of love and loss, birth, growth and death, and the indomitable human spirit. Elizabeth M. Ricketts, New York Times published poet and Florida Poet Laureate Nominee, wrote of people, relationships and events through the unique lens of her own experience. Included in this book, is a thank you letter from Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy to the author, after receiving the poem “The Ballad of J.F.K.”

Count Me Never Lost - Review

August 28, 2020

   Certain to evoke memories and emotions is The ballad of J.F.K. in the poem Ricketts paints an unpretentious, unsentimental word picture of that November day in 1963. On May 8, 1964, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy sent the following letter of appreciation to Ricketts: "Many thanks for your thoughtfulness in forwarding the meaningful verses about my brother," he wrote. "It was good of you to bring them to my attention." 

    A slender volume of poems, and clearly a work of art, Count Me Never Lost should be read again and again--sometimes out loud--savored, and treasured.

      - Roger Zotti, Connecticut

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Jig Gets Lost

Author: Julia Kneeland

Illustrator: Rachael Budd
Category: Fiction, children (ages 3 and up).

Description:
     Jig Gets Lost is an adventure story about a dog named Jig.  He lives in a big city and decides he wants to go exploring.  One day he leaves his home and discovers the wonderful smells from the street vendors selling all different kinds of foods.  He meets a young vendor who gives him a treat!  But when he looks around to get back home, he cannot find his way.  Read on to find out how Jig gets back!

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Notes:
The author has combined real-life horse-handling principles and a fictional adventure – a great pick for horse loving teens and tweens. This book is written for middle grade and young adult readers (ages 9 and up). This is family entertainment, and the second book in the series.

Paperback: $15.95
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Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - 2017 Bronze Winnerin the Best First Book - Chapter Book category.

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December 15, 2015
     This book is very cool and interesting.
     - Abby A., Maryland

November 23, 2015
     I just purchased this book for my kids.
   – Rob S., Connecticut


February 27, 2017

    It was exciting to get such a good gift. I can't wait to start reading it!

    - Ella A. Rhode Island


Slater Mountain - Reviews


December 30, 2019

   Slater Mountain is a tender and timeless tale written with an insightful interweaving of colorful characters and drama that makes it an easy read. Judy portrays a deep understanding of both the horse and human worlds. You will leave wanting more!

    - Ricci La Terra, Author of the Papa Bing Book Series

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