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Island Horse (Hardcover) (Susan Hughes)

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It's the early half of the 19th century in coastal Nova Scotia, and almost-ten-year-old Ellie is adjusting to the recent death of her mother. But just when she finally begins to feel happy again, Ellie and her father move to remote Sable Island, a tiny, windblown crescent of grass and sand in the Atlantic. While her father works, Ellie explores the island, feeling alone and furious with her pa for making them leave their beloved home. Even meeting a spirited island girl named Sarah does little to dispel her anger and grief. Then one afternoon, Ellie encounters a wild stallion grazing on the dunes, and slowly forges a secret connection with the beautiful horse she names Orchid. But Ellie soon learns that Orchid and his family are threatened, and it may be up to her to save them. Based on historical fact, this early chapter book is a touching exploration of loss and loneliness and the redemptive power of love and friendship.It's the early half of the 19th century in coastal Nova Scotia, and almost-ten-year-old Ellie is adjusting to the recent death of her mother. But just when she finally begins to feel happy again, Ellie and her father move to remote Sable Island, a tiny, windblown crescent of grass and sand in the Atlantic. While her father works, Ellie explores the island, feeling alone and furious with her pa for making them leave their beloved home. Even meeting a spirited island girl named Sarah does little to dispel her anger and grief. Then one afternoon, Ellie encounters a wild stallion grazing on the dunes, and slowly forges a secret connection with the beautiful horse she names Orchid. But Ellie soon learns that Orchid and his family are threatened, and it may be up to her to save them. Based on historical fact, this early chapter book is a touching exploration of loss and loneliness and the redemptive power of love and friendship.
Moving with her father to a remote island off the coast of 19th-century Nova Scotia after the death of her mother, Ellie struggles with grief and loneliness in spite of a new friendship until she bonds with a wild stallion whose small herd she struggles to protect. By the award-winning author of Case Closed?
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Horses
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Kids Can Pr
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Susan Hughes
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2012
TCIN: 13980561
UPC: 9781554535927
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-2150
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