This lyrical middle-grade historical novel set during the Great Depression by award-winning author L. M. Elliott is a moving tale of the spirit of American persistence, found family, and the magical partnership between girl and horse.
Bea wakes to Daddy's note in a hayloft, where he abandoned her with her little sister after the stock market crash took everything: Daddy's job at the bank, their home, Mama's health, and life.
How is Bea supposed to convince the imposing Mrs. Scott to take in two stray children? Mrs. Scott's money and Virginia farm are drying up in a drought and the Great Depression, too. She might have to sell her beautiful horses, starting with a dangerous chestnut that has caused tragedy in the past and injures her stableman shortly after Bea arrives.
But wrestling with her own hurts and fears, Bea understands the chestnut's skittish distrust. She sees hope in the powerful jumper—if he can compete at horse shows, they might save the farm, and maybe Bea can even win a place in Mrs. Scott's heart.
- Children's Books, Historical Fiction, Tween
- TraceyMasonDaniels (Independent Publicist)
- Published by
- HarperCollins Publishers
- maaliskuu 2023 Starts: 2023-03-01Valmis: 2023-03-27
- On Sale
- USA Only
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By the author of Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship and Louisa June and the Nazis in the Waves.