Little Horse On His Own

by Betsy Byars
Illustrator David McPhail
Editor Nina Ignatowicz

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | September 1, 2004 | Hardcover

Not yet rated | write a review
Little Horse had never known the sky to be so black, the air so still. He heard the big horses whinny again. Little Horse''s fear grew.

The adventures of Little Horse continue as he makes his
way back to the valley of little horses and his mother

The storm sets Little Horse free from the fence holding him captive, free to do what he has wanted to do since the day the river carried him around its bend and away from his home-find his way back to the valley of the little horses and his mother.

But where should he turn, and how will he ever return home alive with all of the obstacles facing him?

Travel with Little Horse as he struggles against unfriendly horses, a malicious bird, a pouncing cat, a smoky fire, and more to find his way home.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 48 pages, 7.8 × 5.8 × 0.42 in

Published: September 1, 2004

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0805073523

ISBN - 13: 9780805073522

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

save 5%

  • Out of stock online

$17.95  ea

$17.95 List Price

Cart

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Little Horse On His Own

by Betsy Byars
Illustrator David McPhail
Editor Nina Ignatowicz

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 48 pages, 7.8 × 5.8 × 0.42 in

Published: September 1, 2004

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0805073523

ISBN - 13: 9780805073522

Read from the Book

Chapter 1: "Dream"

Little Horse slept on a bed of soft straw. He dreamed.

In the dream, he was back in the Valley of the Little Horses. He ran in the meadow with the colts.

They frisked. They leaped into the air. Their hind legs kicked out behind them. They neighed with joy.

Suddenly the dream was scary. He heard his mother''s long, high whinny. That meant danger. He ran for the cave. In the cave he would be safe.

Little Horse awoke before he got there. He stood up at once. His legs wobbled.

He heard the long, high whinny again. Then he knew the danger was not in his dream. It was real.

He moved shakily to the door of his stable. He looked out. The night was dark. There were no stars, no moon.

The high whinny had come from the stable of the big horses. One of the big horses whinnied, then another.

Little Horse''s heart beat faster.

Big horse, little horse, that high whinny meant the same thing.

Danger!

Copyright © 2004 by Betsy Byars
This text is from an uncorrected proof.

From the Publisher

Little Horse had never known the sky to be so black, the air so still. He heard the big horses whinny again. Little Horse''s fear grew.

The adventures of Little Horse continue as he makes his
way back to the valley of little horses and his mother

The storm sets Little Horse free from the fence holding him captive, free to do what he has wanted to do since the day the river carried him around its bend and away from his home-find his way back to the valley of the little horses and his mother.

But where should he turn, and how will he ever return home alive with all of the obstacles facing him?

Travel with Little Horse as he struggles against unfriendly horses, a malicious bird, a pouncing cat, a smoky fire, and more to find his way home.

About the Author

Betsy Byars, a Newbery Medal winner for The Summer of the Swans, is the author of many revered books for children, including Little Horse. With her daughters, Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers, she co-wrote My Dog, My Hero, illustrated by Loren Long, and The SOS File, illustrated by Arthur Howard.

David McPhail, the illustrator of Little Horse, is the highly acclaimed illustrator and author of a number of books for children, including Mole Music and the popular Pig Pig stories.

Editorial Reviews

"As in the first book, Byars masterfully conveys Little Horse''s naïve perspective. The prose is clear and uncluttered, and the action moves crisply....Once again, author and illustrator effectively pool their considerable talents to create a landscape that is both believably familiar and dreamily fantastic."--School Library Journal

"Byars excels at pitching her prose to newly independent readers without sapping it of excitement.... [T]he brief, action-packed chapters will please horse fanciers ready to advance beyond traditional easy readers."--Booklist

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12