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Kids Can Press Spring 2012

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    Distributor: Hachette Book Group USA Availability: Available On Sale Date:Mar 01, 2012 Carton Quantity:40 $17.95 CAD
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Island Horse, The
By (author): Susan Hughes
9781554535927 Hardcover, Printed dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 2 - 5, Reading age from 7 - 10 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Horses Mar 01, 2012
$17.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 7.25 x 0.63 in | 0.65 lb 160 pages Kids Can Press
Best Books for Kids & Teens, Starred Selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2012, Winner Hackmatack's Children's Choice Book Award 2013, Short-listed Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee 2013, Winner
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.

Susan Hughes an award-winning author, whose books for children include Case Closed?, No Girls Allowed, Earth to Audrey and Virginia. She has loved horses since she was a child and has long dreamed of setting a story on Sable Island. Susan lives in Toronto, Ontario.

... this is a well-told, simple story that will keep young horse lovers interested ...—School Library Journal

Written with simplicity and clarity, this attractive chapter book features likable characters and a distinctive setting.—Booklist

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