The Silver Deer by Rita Balducci and Gail Herman
I know these are supposed to go in a certain order, but the problem I have is that no site gives the same numbers associated to these books. I decided to just forget doing them in “order” and post.
Lady Barbie and Lady Midge are in their carriage an headed to a visit with friends, Lord Henry and Lady Eve. They are looking out the windows at the rainstorm when they spot a silver deer!
Just then the rain causes the coachman to lose control and they crash with the carriage getting stuck in the mud.
A carriage comes by with the Lady Ann, daughter of the famous, wealthy, and powerful Lord Richard. They help get the carriage out and head to their castle.
Barbie and Midge try to ask Ann about the Silver deer, but then she is strangely sent into a coughing fit. She extends them an invitation to stay and sends someone to let Lord Henry and Lady Eve know about the change of plans.
After a restful nap, Lady Midge and Lady Barbie dress for dinner and greet the party assembled. Once again Barbie tries to talk about the Silver Deer, but Ann changes the subject again.
A minstrel comes and plays a song for the feast:
I love the merry spring weather
That is coming here so soon.
The flowers grow quickly,
By the light of the sun and the moon.
The forest is so cool and dark,
Its path roam far and near.
Who knows what magic it does have,
Who knows of the silver deer?
But before he can finish, Ann changes the subject by requesting a different song.
What is this silver deer, and what does Ann know and is not telling?
For more Barbie books, go to The Secret of the Three Teardrops
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