Poppy McKeever is reluctant to move to an old cottage on Dartmoor - until she discovers that her new home comes complete with its own pony. But life at Riverdale is not as straight-forward as it seems, especially when Poppy spies a flash of white in the woods next to the cottage. Who is the mysterious pony running wild on the moor - and will Poppy ever be able to tame him?Poppy McKeever is reluctant to move to an old cottage on Dartmoor - until she discovers that her new home comes complete with its own pony. But life at Riverdale is not as straight-forward as it seems, especially when Poppy spies a flash of white in the woods next to the cottage. Her stepmother Caroline is acting strangely and her adrenalin-junkie brother Charlie is on the hunt for big cats. But will Charlie's obsession drive the two children into dangerous territory? And when Poppy is faced with a terrible dilemma - to save her brother or the pony she has always longed for - who will she choose?
17-year-old Tull has loved horses ever since he can remember but as the son of a single mum with more pressing things to pay for than riding lessons he’s never got closer than stroking them over the fence. Until one day a chance encounter with the most unlikely of girls opens the door to his dream. The question is, is it still the same dream? And is he tough enough to prove he’s worth living it?Most of the poems in Aerial Muse were written in the sky -- on commercial airline flights. A few other poems are populated with birds, real or imagined. But these poems are less about transportation than they are about transformation and transcendence. Often the poems themselves take flight -- imagination lifting from the ground of everyday details into wild, blue wonder. Acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye summarized this poetry collection with a single word: "glorious."
For all lovers of horses and history! In the latest book in the Horse Diaries series, meet Penny, a blue-eyed palomino paint mare who grows up in the Wild West of California during the Gold Rush!CALIFORNIA, 1850. Penny is a blue-eyed palomino paint mare with a taste for adventure! She and a boy named Jesse search for gold in the hills of Northern California. After striking it rich and then losing everything, Jesse and Penny join the Pony Express. The job is a tough one, but Penny loves a challenge! Here is Penny's story . . . in her own words.Love horses and history? Don't miss the stories of Elska, Bell's Star, Calvino, Lily, and more in the Horse Diaries series!
Alice and Secret have qualified for the Olympia Horse Show - and Alice is so excited about having an adventure in London with her beloved pony! She knows the competition will be tough but one girl, Leah, seems to REALLY have it in for Alice... What IS her problem? Could it be connected to the girl's sinister sponsors? Then, one icy night just before the competition, disaster strikes the stables. It's going to be a race through the streets of London - and against time - to put things right. Will Alice and Secret win through, or has Alice's Olympia dream turned into a nightmare? Have you read Alice and Secret's other adventures, 'A New Beginning', 'A Friend In Need' and 'A Ride To Freedom'?A perfect pony story from the author of the much-loved The Palomino Pony series.
Not typical parents, Orion and Elizabeth D'Capilla begin the important training of their son Marcus, late at night in the seedier parts of New York City. On the same night, Marcus by chance meets a classmate, Michele Smith. Marcus and Michele each have an important secret to protect. The chance meeting could prove dangerous for both Marcus and Michele, or perhaps lead to..?The Fledgling is the story of a 52-year-'young' vampire, receiving his first instructions in hunting from his parents, during a night out in New York City. But vampire is not actually the race of young Marcus D'Capilla; rather he is of the Sangrinista, more educated and civilized than the beastly lower class of vampires. After hunting, the family celebrate by attending a night club, where they will seek additional snacks before returning to their Manhattan apartment. By chance, young Marcus runs into a classmate, discovering she has her own secret to hide. An unlikely friendship develops.
In her powerful debut magical realism novel, Elizabeth Mitchell crafts a story of palpable love and longing. With deft language that engages readers' hearts, I Never Stopped explores grief, loss, and the many stages of healing.Francesca's partner–her everything–is dead. After eleven months of listless grief, Francesca leaves Sloane's memory in San Francisco to visit Italy and her mother. Surrounded by fresh pasta, never-ending wine, and laughter, she finds moments of solace. When Francesca meets Cecelia–a complex love interest, she begins to picture a future without Sloane.Unbeknownst to Francesca, Sloane can't let go. Trapped in the mysterious afterlife of The Gray, she's desperate to contact her love, but limited by forces she doesn't understand. Though Francesca is so near Sloane can almost smell her hair, she's always just out of reach. As Francesca's wounds begin to heal in Italy, Sloane struggles with how her presence may affect Francesca's...
The fifth book in Janet Rising's fun and fresh horse series features a girl who can talk to horses—and an irreverent, sarcastic pony that talks right back! When the local Riding for the Disabled Association plans a fundraising event, everyone at Laurel Farm stables is excited to help out— everyone, that is, except the ponies, who decide to go on strike. Can Pia use her pony-whispering prowess to persuade the ponies to drop their disastrous plan?
In the final book of the Racing to Freedom trilogy, ex-slave Gabriel leaves behind a successful horse racing career to join his parents at Camp Nelson, where his father is a sergeant in the Fifth U.S. Colored Calvary of the Union Army.Twelve-year-old Gabriel is too young to join the regiment as a soldier, but finds a job as personal groom to Champion, the unruly horse that belongs to Col. Waite, the white commander. When the Calvary receives orders to join white regiments in an attack on the Virginia salt works, Gabriel surreptitiously gets a hold of a horse and a uniform and joins the troops. But being a soldier is a lot harder than he imagined. Bad, weather, rough riding, dwindling supplies, and blatant racism wear heavily on his spirit. When his father and Col. Waite are not among the weary and wounded who return from battle, Gabriel mounts Champion and rides to the battlefield in search of them.In the final book of this highly engrossing historical fiction trilogy set...
For all lovers of horses and history! This latest book in the Horse Diaries series features an Andalusian horse in romantic sixteenth-century Spain. Southern Spain, 1570s Calvino is a dapple-gray Andalusian stallion. He grew up driving cattle in the mountains, but soon he catches the eye of King Philip II's horse master. Now Calvino and his young rider, Rico, must learn the complicated moves of doma clásica riding. Calvino doesn't understand the use of this prancing—until he and Rico are chosen to represent the king in a deadly bullfight that will put all his skills to the test. Here is Calvino's story . . . in his own words. Praise for Elska (Horse Diaries #1): "A must for horse lovers, the cozy and exciting adventure will draw a wide audience." —Booklist
Born Free!Among a patterned herd of wild Appaloosa mustangs running free in the Idaho wilderness lives Blue, a spirited filly the color of rain. Surrounded by her family, including her gentle sister Doe, and protected by her father, the band stallion, Blue lives a life both harsh and beautiful in the rugged terrain of an undiscovered habitat. That all changes, though, when Blue and Doe are captured by rogue cowboys, setting in motion a chain of events that threatens the very survival of their hidden, secret herd.
Seventeen year-old Francie Martinez rides at West Hills, one of the top show stables in the country, where her father is the barn manager. She’s dreamed of winning the Medal or Maclay Finals, and finally making her notoriously tough trainer, Rob Renaud, realize she has what it takes to be the best. Now it’s her last junior year and the pressure is really on. But just when Francie needs to focus more than ever, everything in her life turns upside down. Can she ever beat Tara, whom Rob is counting on to win? Will her relationship with the new boy in the barn, or what she learns about Rob keep her from winning one of the coveted equitation finals?