(The manual for this realistic fiction story, address CCS in reading, writing, vocabulary and math.) Julia’s horse-craziness is much like every other fourth-grade girl’s, with one notable exception: she has a vivid dream of standing on a cantering horse. It turns out she had seen equestrian vaulting as a toddler, and the image stuck with her. Through her own tenacity and the loving support of her parents, her teacher, and the vaulting community she gets to know, Julia enters the vaulting world, steadfastly working her way toward fulfilling her dreams. This middle-grade reader, written by FEI-level vaulting coach, teacher, and vaulting parent, provides insight into the exciting sport of vaulting, as well as inspiration for young people on their life paths.
Bottom Line: This book hits the sweet spot: an introduction into the exciting sport of vaulting, combined with a positive message on having the determination to follow your dreams. This is a preview of the teaching manual. The book can be ordered on Amazon and is excellent for guided reading, book groups, or book reports.