The Island Horse

by Susan Hughes
Illustrator Alicia Quist

Kids Can Press | March 1, 2012 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.5 × 6 × 0.75 in

Published: March 1, 2012

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554535921

ISBN - 13: 9781554535927

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The Island Horse

The Island Horse

by Susan Hughes
Illustrator Alicia Quist

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.5 × 6 × 0.75 in

Published: March 1, 2012

Publisher: Kids Can Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554535921

ISBN - 13: 9781554535927

About the Book

In the wake of her mother's death, a young girl bonds with a wild stallion on Sable Island. A moving chapter book that is sure to appeal to horse lovers. Illustrations.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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.