The Island Horse Book Review

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The Island Horse by Susan Hughes

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The Island Horse is a delightful story of a young girl’s adventures with her father. The book is based on historical accuracy and is set in the early nineteenth century.

Beautifully written chapter book. Even though the characters are fictional, this book has a real place setting and historical background. It is a touching story about a young girl who after losing her mother is adjusting to a new life and move to a Sable Island with her father.

Your kids and you will definitely enjoy reading this book as much as we did!

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.

The Island Horse is perfect for ages 7 to 10, with 160 pages, costs $16.95  and it’s available from March 2012.

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