Monday, September 17, 2012


Ellie is almost ten years old and trying to adjust to the recent death of her mother.  She's beginning to feel happy again but her father has been unemployed, giving up his job in order to spend time with his wife.  After her passing, Pa could not get his job at the docks back, or anywhere else.  

So when her father receives a job offer it's on a remote island off the coast of Nova Scotia.  Ellie was not happy at all.  Pa would help other men rescue people from shipwrecks, a very dangerous job. Meanwhile, she explores the island, feeling alone and furious with her pa for making them leave their beloved home, but one afternoon Ellie meets a beautiful chocolate-colored wild stallion on the sand dunes.  Over time a secret relationship grows  between Orchid, the horse, and Ellie.  

A touching story about  loneliness and friendship.  The Island Horse written by Susan Hughes.  Recommended for readers  7-10 years old.

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