Tails of Sweetbrier won Honorable Mention in the Young Adult Non -Fiction category of the Purple Dragon Book Awards. It won the silver medal in the Feathered Quill Award last year, and was a finalist in the Clipp Awards.
“Tails of Sweetbrier is the true story of how a young girl overcame her disability to become a champion horseback rider. It is the author’s own story. She was born with cerebral palsy. Doctors believed she would never walk. Her father told her to never give up. She listened to his advice, and not only learned to walk, but also became an expert horse rider, winning numerous competitions.
The story is beautifully told, as the author candidly shares her thoughts and feelings throughout the ups and downs of her journey. Ms. Humphry-Dunne’s message is a powerful one: “Overcoming obstacles can give you the confidence to accomplish amazing things.”
The book is written for readers’ ages 8 and older. It would appeal to anyone, but horse lovers especially, would enjoy the story. I highly recommend this inspirational book.”