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A Hundred Horses

A HUNDRED HORSES

by: Lean, Sarah
Format: Paperback

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Product Description From the author of A Dog Called Homeless, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award, comes another gentle novel with a touch of magic about the power of friendship and the truth of belonging. Nell isn't happy about spending her vacation on a farm, but when she meets a half-wild and mysterious girl named Angel, the two girls are tied in an adventure that may help Nell discover something special about herself—and the most special of a hundred horses. Girls and horses are a classic pairing, and fans of favorites such as My Friend Flicka and Misty of Chincoteague are sure to love the heartwarming friendship story and adorable—and magical—animals in A Hundred Horses. Review Friendship, self-discovery, a dreamlike middle-of-the-night horseback ride, and a satisfying ending make for certain reader appeal. ( Booklist (starred review)) Lean’s imagination runs wild, but her descriptions of a girl who rediscovers hope and wholeness remain firmly rooted in truth. ( New York Times Book Review) The author intertwines the characters and story line with finesse, keeping readers guessing about Angel’s identity and the appearance of the hundredth horse until the end of the evenly paced plot. A touch of magic delivers a satisfying and positive conclusion. (School Library Journal) Lean effortlessly stitches a moving tale right to the very edge of fantasy without ever tearing the satisfying believability of her story. ( Kirkus Reviews) From the Back Cover Nell is not happy about spending her school vacation with relatives she doesn't know. Expecting nothing more than silly little cousins and boring farm life, she sneaks along a special suitcase that once belonged to her father. In it, she knows, are the parts of a music box and sixteen miniature painted horses, and she thinks maybe she can fit them all back together. But the countryside has unexpected surprises. When a half-wild and mysterious girl named Angel steals Nell's suitcase, the two girls are united in an adventure of Angel's devising. Nighttime meetings and a horse that just might be magical pique Nell's curiosity, and soon she may find a way to put together the mystery of who Angel truly is, understand the legends about the herd of a hundred horses, and also discover something special about herself. About the Author Sarah Lean lives in England with her husband, son, and dog. She is the author of A Dog Called Homeless and A Hundred Horses. She has worked as a page planner for a newspaper, a stencil maker, a gardener, and a primary school teacher, among various other things.

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Product Code: 9780062122308
ISBN: 0062122304
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
Number of Pages: 240 pages
Languages: english
Edition: Reprint
Dimension: 5.12 x 0.79 x 7.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.02 pounds