The Further Adventures of Blackjack

The Champion Morgan Horse

The Further Adventures of Blackjack, book seven in the Morgan Horse series, takes the reader to the exciting world of Morgan shows. Heather and Blackjack have had an awesome show season, winning top ribbons at all the New England Morgan shows. This could be the year that they get to go to Oklahoma to compete in the Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show! But travel from New England to Oklahoma is quite expensive, especially with a 1,000 pound animal. In order to pay for the 1500 mile trip, Heather will have to make a very difficult decision, a decision that will involve one of her beloved horses. And there's a lot that can happen on a four-day trip across the United States with 15 frisky horses cramped into a large horse van.


The Further Adventures of Blackjack has excitement, suspense, and a surprise ending, all coming together with a satisfying understanding of horses. It is another blue-ribbon winner from a talented author. - Nancy Norton, Editor, Horse & Academy Magazine

In The Further Adventures of Blackjack Ellen Feld makes readers feel as if they are barn-mates of Heather Richardson and her stallion Blackjack. Feld has a knack for capturing the special relationship between a young rider and her horse, and her books are always full of adventure and the occasional tornado! - Lesley Ward, Editor, Young Rider Magazine

This is a lovely series in which mid-grade readers are taught a sense of responsibility and appropriate risk-taking. The characters are loveable and their struggles to do the right thing are truly charming. It is obvious from the descriptive nature of the horse care routine that the author possesses deep knowledge of what she writes about. - Readers' Favorite

This series is so pleasant to read that you instantly – no matter what your age – become truly engrossed with the Morgan who is friend, hero and the coolest sidekick a girl could ever have. The beauty of this sentiment are shown perfectly in these books, and is exactly why readers will keep coming back for more. - Amy Lignor, Feathered Quill Book Reviews

Ellen Feld hits another home run by taking us all on a quest for World Championships in her latest in the Blackjack series, The Further Adventures of Blackjack.  A surprise ending will make sure we have more adventures in store. - Tami Johnson, USEF "R" Morgan Judge,

A good read for all; a "must read" for horse lovers. - Charline Ratcliff, Rebecca's Reads.

I love this book so much! It is an amazing, awesome, and fun book to read. - Madeline McElroy (age 11), Reader Views Kids

If you are a horse lover, you will really like this book! Ellen F. Feld is a really good book writer; please, keep on writing, Ellen! - Sophia McElroy (age 9), Reader Views Kids

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About Ellen F. Feld

Award-winning author Ellen Feld began writing about horses more than 20 years ago. At first she wrote for small, regional magazines, but within a few short years, her work began to appear regularly in large, national publications. In 2001, while waiting for her next assignment, Ms. Feld wrote a short story about a Morgan. That tale became the first chapter of Blackjack: Dreaming of a Morgan Horse. The book went on to win a coveted Children's Choices award (as did the second book in the series, Frosty), an honor bestowed jointly by the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council.  The book was also picked up by Breyer Animal Creations to be sold with a model of the star of the story, Blackjack. To date, Ms. Feld has authored fourteen horse books, including seven in the Morgan Horse series. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two children, twelve horses, and assorted other pets.

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