First published in 1965, this is a true classic about the love and happiness found in owning a horse.
David Lee is 12 years old and disappointed in his father Earl, a once-famous rodeo clown who has quit the circuit and moved David to a small town in Vermont to start a new life. David has a hard time adjusting to life as a “normal” boy and is hurt that his father never allowed him the chance to be his partner in the rodeo arena. When Earl tries to buy David a horse at auction, David pretends to have no interest in it, and the horse is sold, instead, to a 70-year-old woman named Sarah Tierney.
Sarah, grief-stricken at the death of her husband, tries to find solace in her new horse, Gypsy, but she needs help from Earl and David to learn how to care for her. As the three of them spend more and more time with Gypsy, they all become entranced - in their own ways - by the horse and begin to learn more and more about themselves.
A heartfelt story, this middle-listener novel is a must read for any girl or boy interested in nature and horses.
©1965, 1993, 2012 Maia Wojciechowska Rodman (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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