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.