Blood Red Horse

Set in the Crusades, this novel could be used to parallel the Medieval History section of the grade 8 Social Studies curriculum. It is a well written novel with strong themes, conflict, and characterization. The focus on war is effectively offset with the protagonist's beautiful relationship with his horse.

Love of horses
historical fiction
family loyalty
cruelty and reality of war
erasing lines of religious prejudice.
Grant, K.M.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts