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A starved, beaten, terrified little horse, headed for the slaughter house, is temporarily left at the riding stables of a Junior Cavalry unit by his dealer-owner. Impressed by his indomitable spirit and his "look of eagles," Colonel Brewster, Commandant of the riding unit, turns the pitiable animal over to his fifteen-year-old son, Tom, to try to rehabilitate the abused animal. Surprisingly, teen-age Pamela, who is nervous and uncertain, too, takes a significant part in the crucial weeks of patient, understanding effort that follow in trying to make the little bay live up to his name, Sky Rocket. Every bit of action in this moving story "might have happened" because the author has not only trained many thousands of boys and girls and hundreds of horses through her Mounted Troop riding classes, but the real Sky Rocket was her own horse, whose rehabilitation she skillfully and lovingly guided.
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.