Rose S. Bender

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Despite the title [Wanted! A Horse!], horse enthusiasts will not find much to satisfy them in this muddled story. Friis has woven together the standard strands: silly, non-understanding parents; two young girls whose family has been broken by divorce and whose relationship to the hero, Svein, is both nebulous and contrived; and some sophisticated and unmotivated teenagers, including one whose behavior is meant to be an example of modern destructiveness…. Even the addition of a touch of mystery fails to produce the desired suspense, and the denouement is slow, unclear and boring. (p. 2960)

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Rose S. Bender, in Library Journal (reprinted from Library Journal, September 15, 1972; published by R. R. Bowker Co. (a Xerox company); copyright © 1972 by Xerox Corporation), September 15, 1972.

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