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Super Sporty 4: The Curse of the Delba by Ellie Firestone

Cover image of Super Sporty 4: The Curse of the Delba by Ellie Firestone. Reviewed by On My Kindle Book Reviews

Source: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Genre: Children's, Adventure
Format: eBook, Print
Number of Pages: 52
Publication Date: August 23, 2013


Sporty and her best friend, Harley, are two young horses who play basketball for Horsecitty's professional team called the Shorthorns. They're also superheroes.

In this, the fourth book in the Super Sporty series, Sporty and Harley uncover a terrible secret: one of their best friends is really a mysterious supervillain called the Delba! Trapped in the Delba's volcano lair, Sporty and Harley are faced with two dilemmas: What is Operation Freeze? And how are they ever going to get out alive?   ~ Summary from Goodreads ~


In this fourth installment of the Super Sporty series, Sporty and Harley find themselves saving the world from one of their best friends. Yep, you read it right; one of the superheroes' friends is the Delba, a nefarious supervillan who has plans to wreak some havoc on the world.

Will Sporty and Harley defeat this friend turned foe, or is this the end for them?

I have reviewed the first three books in the Super Sporty series and enjoyed them immensely. I am pleased to say that the creativity and imagination demonstrated in the first three books is continued in this book.

On another note, Ellie's illustrations of Icky the iguana and Troy the cockatiel have improved with time and practice. I am very happy to see that she continues to include them in the stories, and have enjoyed watching both her writing and drawing skills progress.

Despite the fact that these stories are meant for a much younger audience, I am rather fond of Sporty and Harley. They are both absolutely adorable, and I always wonder what madness and mayhem the duo need to save the world from in their next adventure.

If your child likes horses, adventure, superheroes, and plenty of girl power; you really will not be disappointed with Super Sporty 4: The Curse of the Delba!

About Ellie Firestone

Image of Ellie Firestone, author of the Super Sporty series. Reviewed by On My Kindle Book Reviews
Ellie Firestone, author.
Courtesy of Goodreads.
Ellie Firestone lives in the beautiful rolling hills of the English Cotswolds, where she spends her days reading, swimming, and writing her stories.

She also visits her extended family in Texas for weeks at a time, and it's here that she rides horses, goes fishing, swims, and writes even more stories.

She has several pets, including some fish that breed like rabbits, and a super-cute English Toy Terrier named Bonnie, whose hobbies include playing Fetch and eating various articles of clothing.

To find out even more about Ellie and The Curse of the Delba, you can find her online and on social media:

Update June 5, 2019

I just found out that Ellie Firestone has decided to unpublish her Super Sporty books. There may be a few paperbacks being sold by third-party sellers floating around; however, the eBook versions of the series are no longer available.