Hiding Glory


Turner Flint lives in a small house with her mom and big brother. Summer vacation is about to end, and that makes Turner sad. One day, Turner stumbles upon Glory, a delicate blue horse while going through the various toys in her bedroom. Glory and Turner venture to the enchanted town of Joya. Everything seems perfect. That is, until Turner learns about the Kermudgins, horrid beings who always find a way to ruin the fun. Turner grows concerned when she learns that these very self-centered being are going to invade her new-found secret haven, Joya. What will happen next?

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is an enjoyable read that families can share together.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

Teen 1: This charming book is perfect for parents to read with their children, as both parties will find themselves equally entertained. It includes wonderfully descriptive language, and captivating sketches that give the reader a visual interpretation as the key events unfold. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a whimsical, yet powerfully engaging story. Your interest in this amusing tale will grow as the plot thickens. This well thought out, witty story gets nothing but praise from this reviewer.
Teen 2: This book had more good bits than bad. I liked the outrageous ideas Ms. Chester had in her novel, though I thought some of them were hard to understand. For example, when trying to outwit a snake, Turner and the animals of Joya repeatedly said that Turner “had strawberries in her hair”. I wasn’t sure if they were referring to her hair color (red) or if she literally had strawberries in her hair. The author didn’t do a very good job of explaining whether it was true or just an idiom. I wish she had been a little clearer about that. Other than that, though, I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes horses or fantasy stories.

Type of Book:
This is an illustrated fantasy featuring a young girl and her horse.
Educational Themes:

This is a fantasy story with life lessons for teens.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
11 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 to 12
Age of child:
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Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. Parents will enjoy reading this as much as children enjoy hearing it.

Title Hiding Glory
Author Laura Chester
Publisher Willow Creek Press © 2007
Illustrators Gary A. Lippincott
ISBN 9781595436160
Material Hard Cover
Cost $18.95
Genres Adventure, Fantasy
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