Muley-Ears, a mongrel dog, lives in a for-rent house in Jamaica. Every month, he shows his new families the islands, that is, until the grumpy and lonely man comes to the island. Can Muley-Ears win this man's affection or at least some dinner?
Horses were in Annie Bronn's blood. For as long as she could remember, she had been fascinated by the spirited wild mustangs that roamed free throughout the West. So when greedy cattlemen started to round up the mustangs for slaughter, Annie knew it was up to her to save the breed. The true story of Wild Horse Annie's crusade to save the mustangs is inspiring. Readers will cheer her on, all the way to the White House, in her struggle to preserve these beautiful creatures from extinction.
From the book Jacket:: #12;Horses were in Annie Bronn's blood. For as long as she could remember, she had been fascinated by the spirited wild mustangs that roamed free throughout the West. So when greedy cattlemen started to round up the mustangs for slaughter, Annie knew it was up to her to save the breed. The true story of Wild Horse Annie's crusade to save the mustangs is inspiring. Readers will cheer her on, all the way to the White House, in her struggle to preserve these beautiful creatures from extinction. "A sure-fire block-buster." -Publishers Weekly "Engrossing as a story of the preservation of wild animals and truly moving as a story of a dauntless woman." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
This is the story of Rysdyk 's Big Bull or Hambletonian, the Father of the American Standardbred Trotting Horse Breed in American. Hambletonian was a foal of a old Butcher's nag, but his handler, Rysdyk, knew that he was fast and valuable and worked very hard to buy him and his mother. Hambletonian proved to be one of the fastest trotting horses in American and over 60% of modern Standardbreds can claim a link to Hambletonian. This is his story.
From the Bookjacket: OUR FIRST PONY tells the story of twin boys- Justin and Joey Franklin-and their love for a sleek pinto Shetland named Midge. When Mr. Wolter, the proprietor of Oak Creek Farm, offers Midge to an "exceptional family," the boys jump at the chance. They win her, show her off, and in the bargain wind up with more than they ever imagined-a horse family of their own. With characteristic charm and simplicity, Marguerite Henry tells a true-to-life story that will appeal to any child curious about the joys and difficulties of owning and raising horses.
From the Book Jacket: I first met Misty of Chincoteague when she was six days old. It was love at sight. Grandpa Beebe promised to send her to Mole Meadow, in Illinois, to help me write a book about her. "But," he insisted, "the Phantom's got to nurse her for four months. Takin' colts away from their mas afore they're weaned makes 'em spoilt and ornery." Those four months of waiting dragged, and they flew. News of a wild pony coming from an island out in the Atlantic Ocean caused great excitement. Neighbor children appeared as if by magic. They all wanted to help get her stable ready. Together we dug up the old dirt floor, brought in fresh clean earth, scrubbed and whitewashed the walls. In weary moments this snapshot tacked to the stable door held our attention. It set us daydreaming and wondering how we could ever communicate to our friends the uniqueness of the pony we'd soon be caring for.
Robert Fulton-Boy Craftsman is the biography for children that talks about young Robert Fulton - the helpful, responsible boy who grew up to become a portrait and landscape artist, an engineer, and an inventor who constructed the first successful steamboat.
Peter Lundy has two joys in life: the rugged western plains where he has grown up and San Domingo, a Medicine Hat Stallion. The Indians believe such a horse is sacred--that neither bullet nor arrow can harm its rider. As they explore the prairie together, a bond forms between Peter and San Domingo that can never be broken. But Peter's father, Jethro Lundy, knows only one love: bargaining. He trades San Domingo for a thoroughbred. How can Peter ever forgive his father? Is his only choice is to leave home forever?
Peter Lundy has two joys in life: the rugged western plains where he has grown up and San Domingo, a Medicine Hat Stallion. The Indians believe such a horse is sacred--that neither bullet nor arrow can harm its rider. As they explore the prairie together, a bond forms between Peter and San Domingo that can never be broken. But Peter's father, Jethro Lundy, knows only one love: bargaining. He trades San Domingo for a thoroughbred. How can Peter ever forgive his father? His only choice is to leave home forever!
Movie men have come to Chincoteague to film the annual Pony Penning, and Paul and Maureen are thrilled--until they learn that the producers want to buy their beloved Misty. Reluctantly, they agree to sell in order to send their uncle to college. But how will they ever fill the lonely place that Misty leaves behind? Finding an orphaned colt helps Paul and Maureen deal with their loss, and they soon discover that little Sea Star needs them just as much as they need him.
Misty is leaving them! Misty-the beloved horse that Paul and Maureen have loved since she was a tiny filly. They know Misty is leaving to be the star of a movie. But it's almost too hard to see her go. What will they do without Misty? Then one day the children find a' lone colt with a crooked star on his forehead. Beside him lies his mother -dead. How Paul and Maureen fight to save the life of little Sea Star makes a story you'll never forget.
A raging storm slashes across Assateague and Chincoteague islands. Water is everywhere! The wild ponies and the people must battle for their lives. In the midst of the storm, Misty--the famous mare of Chincoteague is about to give birth. Paul and Maureen are frantic with worry as the storm rages. Will Misty and her colt survive? This is the thrilling story of the hurricane that destroyed the wild herds of Assateague, and how they were rebuilt. The story is a true one, and Marguerite Henry fills it with understanding. Here, side by side, are humor and pathos, elation and despair, and victory arising from defeat.
Palea and Nuka, two Eskimo children, are embarking with their own sled team to the sea ice and the northern camps. But during a terrible storm they become separated from their family. Can Nuka make a firm and solid igloo, will they find their wayward sled dog pup, can Nuka find food for them, and can Nuka prove that he is a man by shooting a bull caribou?
The magnificent white Lipizzan stallions, bred for hundreds of years to dance and delight emperors and kings, captivated Marguerite Henry when she saw them perform in the Spanish Court Riding School in Vienna. Now she makes this unique spectacle the focal point in her story of Borina, one of the most famous stallions of this famous breed. It was Borina who, at the height of his career, took a fling in the Vienna grand opera. And it was Borina who, as a mature school stallion, helped train young apprentice riders, and thus became known as the Four-footed Professor. One of his pupils was Hans, a baker's boy. Day after day Hans had watched with longing eyes the parade of the Lipizzaners as they crossed the street from their stables to the Palace Riding Hall. Impossible as it seemed, Hans felt that he must become a part of that world. He must become a Riding Master. The story of his single-minded efforts to achieve his goal moves with sensitivity and humor to a climax of glory. Into this warm and sympathetic tale of Hans and Borina, Marguerite Henry weaves authentic details of the patient and skillful training of both horses and riders, and of their almost unbelievable feats-the capriole, the courbette, the leuade. The brilliance of the public performances and the riders' devotion to the art of classical riding make a book rich in history and horsemanship.
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