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CRRL Kids: Horse Sense

All Their Names Were Courage
All Their Names Were Courage A Novel of the Civil War By Denslow, Sharon Phillips (Book - 2003 ) FICTION Den Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1862, as William Burd fights in the Civil War, he exchanges letters with his sister, Sallie, who is also writing to Confederate and Union generals asking about their horses in order to write a book.

Beware The Mare
Beware The Mare By Haas, Jessie (Book - 1996 )

Annotation:Gramps gets a good bargain on an apparently perfect bay mare for Lily, but because the horse is named Beware he suspects that there may be something wrong with her.

Black Beauty
Black Beauty By Sewell, Anna (Book - 2004 ) FICTION Sew Available in some locations

Annotation:A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters.

The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion By Farley, Walter (Book - 2008 ) FICTION Far Available in some locations

Annotation:Young Alec Ramsay is shipwrecked on a desert island with a horse destined to play an important part in his life. Following their rescue their adventure continues in America.

Chang's Paper Pony
Chang's Paper Pony By Coerr, Eleanor (Book - 1988 ) FICTION Coe Available in some locations

Annotation:In San Francisco during the 1850's gold rush, Chang, the son of Chinese immigrants, wants a pony but cannot afford one until his friend Big Pete finds a solution.

The Fire Pony
The Fire Pony By Philbrick, W. R. (Book - 1996 ) FICTION Phi Available in some locations

Annotation:Eleven-year-old Roy lets himself find a loving family and a new home on the horse ranch which he and his older half-brother happen to come upon.

The Georges and the Jewels
The Georges and the Jewels By Smiley, Jane (Book - 2009 ) FICTION Smi Available in some locations

Annotation:Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life.

Gib Rides Home
Gib Rides Home By Snyder, Zilpha Keatley (Book - 1998 ) FICTION Sny Available in some locations

Annotation:Despite the harsh treatment he has endured at the Lovell House orphanage, ten-year-old Gib Whittaker manages to maintain his hopeful outlook when he is "farmed out" to help with the horses of a wealthy banker in 1908.

King of the Wind
King of the Wind By Henry, Marguerite (Book - 1976 ) FICTION Hen All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:He was named “Sham” for the sun, this golden-red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco’s stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was swift as the desert winds, Sham’s pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners. This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba. Their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara to the royal courts of France, and finally to the green pastures and stately homes of England. For Sham was the renowned Godolphin Arabian, whose blood flows through the veins of almost every superior thoroughbred. Sham’s speed—like his story—has become legendary.

The Magic Horse of Han Gan
The Magic Horse of Han Gan By Chen, Jiang Hong (Book - 2006 ) 398.0951 Ch Available in some locations

Annotation:Master artist Han Gan's painted horse comes alive to help save ancient China from attack.

Mr. Revere and I
Mr. Revere and I Being An Account of Certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere, Esq., as Recently Revealed by His Horse, Scheherazade, Late Pride of His Royal Majesty's 14th Regiment of Foot By Lawson, Robert (Book - 1953 ) FICTION LA Available in some locations

Annotation:"Paul Revere didn't make his famous midnight ride alone. Meet a patriot unlike any other: Scheherazade, the mare who doesn't mind mentioning she was once the fastest and most admired horse in the King's army. But on arrival in America, "Sherry" is quickly let down by her British rider and recruited by Sam Adams to join the Sons of Liberty. Before long, she finds herself teamed with Raul Revere to play a key-if unnoticed-role in the American Revolution. Full of wit and wisdom, this beloved classic presents an unforgettable view to the birth of a nation-straight from the horse's mouth!"

My Chincoteague Pony
My Chincoteague Pony By Jeffers, Susan (Oversize Book - 2008 ) FICTION Jef Available in some locations

Annotation:Every summer on Chincoteague Island, there is an auction of ponies who have swum across the channel from Assateague, where ponies run free. If Julie works hard and saves her money all year, perhaps she can win the pony of her dreams, her very own Chincoteague pony.

My Friend Flicka
My Friend Flicka By O'Hara, Mary (Audiobook CD - 2005 ) FICTION OHa Available in some locations

Annotation:"A daydreamer and a time waster, young Ken McLaughlin spends his days on his family's Wyoming ranch with his head in the clouds, surrounded by endless blue skies, wide-open spaces, and beautiful horses. To his brusque, practical father, the boy is an enigma and a disappointment. Then one day, Ken's life is filled with new purpose when he finds Flicka, a magnificent filly as wild as she is fast. Though the strong bond between boy and horse only fuels his father's disdain, Ken's growing love for his friend Flicka is changing him."--Amazon.com.

Paint the Wind
Paint the Wind By Ryan, Pam Muñoz (Book - 2007 ) FICTION Rya Available in some locations

Annotation:After her overprotective grandmother has a stroke, Maya, an orphan, leaves her extremely restricted life in California to stay with her mother's family on a remote Wyoming ranch, where she discovers a love of horses and encounters a wild mare that her mother once rode.

Riding Freedom
Riding Freedom By Ryan, Pam Muñoz (Book - 1998 ) FICTION Rya Available in some locations

Annotation:A fictionalized account of Charley (Charlotte) Parkhurst who ran away from an orphanage, posed as a boy, moved to California, and fooled everyone by her appearance

Summer Pony
Summer Pony By Doty, Jean Slaughter (Book - 2008 ) FICTION Dot Available in some locations

Annotation:Ginny has always dreamed of having her very own pony, so when her parents agree to rent her a pony for the summer, Ginny is thrilled! But when Mokey arrives, she is shaggy, dirty, and half-starved–not at all what Ginny had in mind. Can Ginny still have the summer of her dreams?

Wild Girl
Wild Girl By Giff, Patricia Reilly (Book - 2009 ) FICTION Gif Available in some locations

Annotation:When twelve-year-old Lidie leaves Brazil to join her father and brother on a horse ranch in New York, she has a hard time adjusting to her changed circumstances, as does a new horse that has come to the ranch.

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