Join Sasha and her best friend, Wyatt, as they set off on a journey to discover the truth behind her magical secret.
In the first book of Tales of Sasha, readers meet Sasha, a kindhearted young horse who has always felt a little bit different from the other horses in Verdant Valley. For starters, she looks nothing like her two older sisters, Zara and Poppy, who are black and brown while Sasha is pale gray—except for a small white patch on her back. Sasha also loves running and jumping and the feeling of being in the air, and she longs to explore the forest beyond her valley.
One day during school, Sasha is having trouble concentrating, and the white patch on her back gives her an itching feeling that makes her want to soar. She tries to ignore it but finds that she can’t and ends up running and leaping over the big rock she and her classmates were approaching. When she lands on the other side, she realizes that her patch is sparkling! She heads to find her parents, and when she tells them about what happened they decide it’s time to tell Sasha their big secret: during a storm years ago, they found Sasha as a baby foal wrapped in a golden blanket with a note that said “Please keep Sasha safe until we can see her again.”
Sasha is shocked and decides not to tell anyone. She wonders where she came from, and she gets the idea that perhaps it was somewhere closer to the sky, like the top of Mystic Mountain! She convinces her better-than-best friend Wyatt to climb the mountain with her, and while they’re playing follow-the-leader Sasha jumps too far over a bush and ends up going off the cliff! But much to her surprise, she doesn’t fall. Instead two huge wings sprout from the white patch on her back, and she’s able to soar over the mountain. She wonders if her birth parents could fly too, and decides it’s time for her to set out and find them.
With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Tales of Sasha chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.