Grovel to Gallant: A Story of Change

Grovel to Gallant: A Story of Change


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Grovel was a horse who came from a family of racehorses, but he lacked confidence. The way Grovel carried himself displayed his insecurities. With his head hung low and stuttered speech he was a target for harassment.

Grovel helps his best friend Surely, a racehorse herself, train for the famous Fillmont horse race. Through the training Surely realized Grovel was faster than herself, yet she could not convince him to enter the race. After the town bully, Smarty, teases Grovel about his stuttering, Surely comes to his rescue and finds an opportunity to encourage Grovel to believe in himself. Circumstances arise that put Grovel in the race despite his protest.

There are exciting moments in the race as other horses are also determined to beat Smarty, who brags about being the fastest horse in the region.

Grovel enters the race still lacking confidence, but Surely's words of encouragement keeps coming to mind which enable him to overcome his insecurities.

This book encourages children to believe in their full potential and shows how important it is being a true friend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996944748
Publisher: Child's Play Writing LLC
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Michelle McCann-McDaniel is the author of the children's books Sara the Nice Snake (ages 2-5), Adopted - A Dog's Tale (ages 9-12), and Grovel to Gallant (ages 5-8). Michelle's vivid imagination sparked her desire to share her stories with children and adults everywhere. She has also written a novel entitled A Time Like This for young adults to adults.
Michelle has two grown sons and five grandchildren and lives in Arkansas with her husband.

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