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One Frosty Christmas

The Holiday Series, Book 1
Lu par : Leslie Howard
Durée : 3 h et 31 min
Catégories : Anglais - Kids, Ages 8-10

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This is a charming, hankie-waving Christmas classic for girls who love horses, ages 8 and up.

Teased by the local kids for being a city girl and an amputee, Hannah Storey feels alone and isolated, just like the old mustang she sees on the way to and from school every day. Hannah vows to save the pony the local kids have cruelly nicknamed Frostbite from freezing to death or being sent to slaughter, but events spiral out of control.

Will Hannah be able to save the pony? Will the townsfolk of River Bend ever accept her? Maybe Hannah Storey is just what the town needs to remember what love, friendship, and Christmas are really about.

©2003 Laura Hesse (P)2017 Laura Hesse

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  • Gillian
  • 15/12/2018

Sweet Story Of Friends Saving Friends

One Frosty Christmas was just what I was looking for so close to the holidays. Hannah is a brave young girl, and I liked how she was in no way thwarted by the fact that she's an amputee, and even if other kids call her "Pegleg", she never comes across as one to feel sorry for herself. She is quite capable.
Through her concern and later care for the unhappy horse, Frostbite, she finds that she's no longer alone, no longer an outcast but has comrades who will help her save him.
There is quite a bit of action at the end, and several sweet and empowering scenes throughout, and there's even some Native wisdom that comes from Hannah's friend Joe, who speaks to and seeks help from The Grandfathers.
Leslie Howard does a capable job with the narration, carrying many and varied characters, carrying action, carrying joy, and even absolute distress with aplomb. She sounds like a young girl but never turns One Frosty Christmas into a little kid's book. It definitely is for a younger audience, but as an adult, you won't be bored at all if you listen to it when your children do.
And nothing brings people together like doing the right and courageous thing. It's a really, really happy ending!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • blueskies982
  • 29/04/2019

Very sweet Holiday Story

"Öne Frosty Christmas" is a sweet and uplifting holiday story.
The narrator's voice compliments the story very well.

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  • bluepits73
  • 24/12/2018

Cute Holiday Listen

This was such a cute heartwarming story. The author does a great job of giving good descriptions so that you can really visualize this story. It is a well written story even if it can be mostly anticipate what's going to happen next. I enjoyed this short but perfect holiday listen.

The narrator did a good job on this performance and was a perfect fit for this story.

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  • Dee
  • 01/12/2018

Good family listen

I was in the mood for something to listen to with the kiddos and this just hit the spot.

It was a sweet story about a young handicapped girl, in a new town, and her efforts to save a starving horse. There was some mean girls aspects (and I still am not sure why the mean girl did what she did) but everything worked out in the end.

I loved the narrator. This is my first book by Leslie Howard but will not be my last.

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  • Catrina P
  • 20/01/2018

One Frosty Christmas

A sweet story of a young girl dealing with loss, struggling to fit in, in a new town, and helping a poor unfortunate horse.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 17/01/2018

Amazing and very touching!

This book can warm your heart with all its kindness and cuteness. The story is very touching and keeps you interested. The narrator's voice is extremely pleasant to listen. Overall, I really liked this audiobook and would like to hear more books like that.
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  • Myztikal
  • 09/01/2018

A Heart Warming Frosty Christmas!


A sweet, feel - good, well written book. A young girl’s determination to find a friend in a new small town, where newbies aren’t welcomed. Especially a child who has a disability.
Cynical realism from a bully pushes Hannah to befriend a malnourished horse and want more from life.
Through her courage, she finally finds new friends and acceptance.
The tinge of a romantic angle was too cliche, thus the missing star. It would have been perfect without it.
Youngsters could learn a lot from Hannah through the voice talent of Leslie Howard, combined with the marvelous magical words of Laura Hesse.
~ A similar review is posted on Goodreads ~

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  • Tanya M. Spiegel
  • 27/12/2017

Sweet little story

I enjoyed this sweet little story about a young girl suffering from lose of her grandmother and a leg in an accident. Moving and finding that the school bully is nothing short of mean. But a pony suffering causes her to dig deeper within herself and her own hurts to help. Sweet story full of hope and perseverance. Received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

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  • TinkerMel
  • 25/12/2017

slooooow.

This book was very sloooooow. I am not sure what the other reviewers listened to.
I was really looking forward to listening to this in the car with the kids traveling for the holidays. They could not get into it at all. it was way to slow for them to like.
Its is a sweet clean story for a family. I did end up listening to all of it, but I think it could of been really edited it down to make the pace of the story faster.

Leslie Howard did a fine job reading this story. Though I will not be following with this series, I would listen to anything from her again.

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  • Teresa
  • 24/12/2017

A Delightful Christmas Story For Any Age

One Frosty Christmas was such a cute and sweet story. It was absolutely perfect for the age group as well as us young at hearts. The story was solid with the character of Hannah and the horse Frosty. They were meant for each other. I'll listen to this one again with my granddaughter who I know will love it. Great writing by Laura Hesse.

Leslie Howard's narration was perfect for Hannah. She had a soft, relaxing voice and a wonderful storyteller. She made the story very pleasant to listen to. Definitely recommended.

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