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First published in 1965 by Newbery Medalwinning author Maia Wojciechowska, this is a true classic about the love and happiness found in owning a horse.Twelve-year-old David Lee is severely disappointed when his father, Earl, a once famous rodeo clown, quits the circuit and moves David to a small town in Vermont to start a new life. Hurt that his father never gave him a real chance in the rodeo arena and having a difficult time adjusting to normal” life, David withdraws and begins to rebel. Hoping to make things right, Earl tries to buy David a horse in a local auction. But when David pretends to have no interest in it, the horse is sold, instead, to a seventy-year-old woman named Sarah Tierney.Sarah, grief-stricken after the death of her husband, tries to find solace in owning a horse, but she needs the help of both Earl and David to learn how to care for her new mare, Gypsy. Gypsy brings the three unlikely characters together, helping each of them in their own way, and David, especially, finds peace in their friendship. A heartfelt story, this middle grade novel is a must-read for any girl or boy interested in nature and horses.
Number of Pages: 145
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Horses, Friendship
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Maia Wojciechowska
Street Date: June 14, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-4634
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