Isabel’s Secret by Jan May

“Winners never quit, and quitters never win, for I serve the mighty God who lives deep within!”

This has been eleven-year-old Isabel Morningsky’s motto for as long as she can remember. This fun-loving girl is growing up with her beloved horse, Starlight, on Angel Ridge horse ranch in Colorado. Everything is going fine for Isable until a holiday visit from Grandmother Biltmore reveals a mystery about a family secret. To top it all off, Gran wants to take Isable back to Boston to attend a school for girls, in order to straighten out her tomboyish ways.

Isabel’s faith is tested in this mystery that young girls are sure to love. Read more about the Isabel series on Jan May’s New Millennium Girls website.


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  • Grades 3-5
  • Mystery

Study guide covers vocabulary, comprehension, and extended discussion questions, as well as a variety of literature-based activities

  • A life motto
  • Character, settings, plot
  • Friendship bracelet craft
  • Word searches and crossword puzzles
  • Native American focus
  • Teepee treats

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