Thursday, May 1, 2014

Interview for Quincy and Buck by Camille Matthews

 Come and join me as I talk with author Camille Matthews about her picture book Quincy and Buck on Stories From Unknown Authors at 1 pm EST today.

In Quincy’s third adventure, Quincy and Buck, Quincy tries to overcome his fears about “surprises waiting for horses out on the trail” by going on his first trail ride. Quincy’s main concern is the wild animals he might meet but the real challenge turns out to be another horse. Buck, the horse he hopes will be his trail buddy and guide him, turns out to be a bully who is dangerous! Quincy learns some important things about dealing with a bully . . .



Quincy and Buck is a delightful story of a horse who is afraid to go into the desert. 
There are many dangers lurking about. Fear holds him back from even trying. 
When he asks his best friend, Beau, what he should do. He tells him to face his fear. 
His owner takes Quincy into the desert and there he finds the courage he didn't 
know he had.  Along for the ride came another horse named Buck who was mean.
Quincy wasn't quite sure what to make of it, but when a strange noise spooked Buck
things began to change and Quincy now had to lead and be brave.

This story teaches children about facing their fears and under extreme pressures finding  
the courage to rise above the fear and do what is right. Children of all ages will be able to 
relate to Quincy's plight and hopefully find the courage to face the difficult situations
in their own lives. 


  1. Thank you for being on the show today. It is greatly appreciated.

  2. Thanks for your review of Quincy and Buck! I am glad you focused on the issue of fear. This is such an important message of the story. So often what we fear does not happen and real courage only comes through experience.
    Camille Matthews, author of Quincy and Buck