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- ISBN: 9780062122292
- ISBN: 0062122290
- ISBN: 9780062122308
217 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
|General Note:||"First published by HarperCollins in the U.K. in 2013 under the title A Horse for Angel."
Accelerated Reader MG 4.5 5 165995
|Summary, etc.:||Eleven-year-old Nell must spend spring break in the country with an aunt and cousins she has never met, but while there she meets a mysterious, wild girl with a strange connection to horses and an uncanny understanding of Nell. --|
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|Study Program Information Note:||
Accelerated Reader MG 4.5 5 165995
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New York Times Review
A Hundred Horses
New York Times
January 26, 2014
Copyright (c) The New York Times Company
THE CHERISHED BOND between humans and horses is celebrated in many beloved children's books, from "National Velvet" to "War Horse." But when the real connection is already palpable, why do writers take their horse stories deeply into the realm of the imaginary? Two new books for middle-grade readers use different approaches to the equestrian genre to explore these fantasies. "A Hundred Horses," by Sarah Lean, tells the story of Nell, a melancholy English girl living alone with her mother, who works long hours to support them. "My life is a list of mostly boring or pointless activities that I didn't choose," she sighs, "with a car drive and waiting in between." Nell's mother has purged the house of all visible traces of Nell's father, who moved to Las Vegas seven years ago. When Nell is told she is to spend two weeks at her Aunt Liv's home in the country, she bristles. She doesn't want to stay in a strange house with two babyish cousins. While packing, she discovers one remaining relic of her father, a broken toy carousel in an old suitcase. Nell smuggles the carousel to her aunt's, but a mysterious rider galloping down a village lane nearly tramples her and the suitcase is stolen. In her efforts to recover the carousel, Nell meets Angel, a strange girl with a secret rapport with the village animals. As Nell gets to know Angel, she also unravels two competing myths she hears about a herd of 100 horses, said to be either magical or a bad omen. Will the 99 horses that belong to the village's Keldacombe Farm really be sold at auction? The more Nell tries to separate myth from reality, the more those distinctions blur - a princess enters the story, as does an angel with wings. Lean's imagination runs wild, but her descriptions of a girl who rediscovers hope and wholeness remain firmly rooted in truth. Kathryn Lasky's "Horses of the Dawn" shares a similar level of fantasy in a very different setting. Lasky, a prolific children's author whose awards include the Newbery Honor, tells of the arrival of European horses in the New World in the 16th century. Following in the tradition of Anna Sewell's "Black Beauty," the story is told from the horses' perspective, principally that of a filly, Estrella, who is born on a ship bound for Mexico and leads a herd to what would become the American West. Sometimes the fantasy goes too far. The horses talk to one another - and deer and macaws - in ways that can seem preposterous. ("By my withers!" is a common equine exclamation of disgust.) Estrella eats a peyote-like plant and has a hallucinatory conversation with a coyote she believes is her deceased mother. The herd encounters human sacrifice and scenes of terrible violence that may upset middle-grade readers. Yet there are moments of beauty in both books that feel true. When Nell helps to return the herd to Keldacombe Farm, the scene of the horses galloping back to their fields strikes the reader as wondrous. In such moments, make-believe becomes inspiring rather than far-fetched. On the ship, Estrella questions her dam about the meaning of her name. In the dark hold, she is unable to understand what a star is until she finally catches a glimpse of one reflected in her water bucket. "Mamita!" she exclaims in a rare moment of joy in captivity. "I am drinking a star!" JILLIAN DUNHAM, a writer and editor, is a farmer instructor at the United States Pony Clubs.
A Hundred Horses
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Eleven-year-old Nell is frustrated and unhappy. A loner, she's miserable in the busy life her mother has crafted for her. Now her mom is leaving her for a long holiday with her aunt Liv, who works a small farm. She secretly takes with her a case full of the parts of an almost-magical toy merry-go-round her long-gone father created, the only bit of him not expunged from their house. Right after her arrival, a strange girl--Angel--on a large horse steals the case. Nell decides the only way to get it back is to find her. But Angel has a reputation for lying and stealing, so when a nanny goat and a few other things--including a horse--go missing, she's blamed. Rita, Liv's recently widowed and grieving neighbor, holds keys to the mystery of Angel's background, information that is disclosed at a deliberate pace that heightens the sense of mystery and enhances the gradual reveal. Only Angel and Nell together have the power to put the many problems right, if they can find a way to cooperate. Although Nell's voice sometimes feels a bit too adult for her age, it's a minor flaw. As in A Dog Called Homeless (2012), Lean effortlessly stitches a moving tale right to the very edge of fantasy without ever tearing the satisfying believability of her story. (Fiction. 10-14)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
The Horn Book Review
A Hundred Horses
The Horn Book
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Eleven-year-old Nell doesn't fit in anywhere, not at home nor at school. During a visit with her aunt in the English countryside, she finds a kindred soul in mischievous but goodhearted wild girl Angel. The isolated rural setting makes a believable backdrop for this story, a mix of realism and fantasy, about the fates of two young girls and a local legend. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
A Hundred Horses
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*Starred Review* A two-week stay in the country brings together two lonely 11-year-old girls and an unusual foal named Lunar that may just be an angel able to bring things both farms and people overwhelmed by loss back to life. Fearful, overprogrammed Nell has been sent to visit her aunt and cousins, but she spends much of her time at a nearby farm with a grieving widow who is planning to sell her herd of horses. In the stable there, Nell is allowed to restore the toy carousel left behind by her father when he abandoned the family, which she has secretly brought along with her on her trip. However, the stable also houses runaway Angel, who is hiding the foal she has stolen, having overheard plans to put Lunar down. These two complicated and appealing young people share more than a place to hide. As Nell gradually comes to understand her own needs and motives, as well as Angel's, so do readers. Running throughout this moving, well-crafted first-person English import is a local superstition about a herd of 100 horses. Will Lunar, the one hundredth horse, spoil the widow's herd or save the captive princess, as in Angel's version? Friendship, self-discovery, a dreamlike middle-of-the-night horseback ride, and a satisfying ending make for certain reader appeal.--Isaacs, Kathleen Copyright 2010 Booklist
School Library Journal Review
A Hundred Horses
School Library Journal
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Gr 3-7-Eleven-year-old Nell Green is unhappy about having to spend her school vacation on a farm with her aunt and two younger cousins whom she hardly knows. Once there, however, she easily adjusts to her aunt's gentle nature and the devotion of her cousins. She meets their kindhearted neighbor Rita, who is grieving the recent loss of her husband. His death has prompted Rita to sell her farm animals, including her herd of 99 horses. Nell also meets the wild child Angel, who thunders into her life on a horse and takes her precious leather bag that contains an old tin carousel. As Nell attempts to retrieve her bag, she gets drawn into an adventure; there are missing animals, a midnight horse ride, and a legend about the magic of the hundredth horse. Depending on who is telling the story, the hundredth horse to enter a herd can either ruin the whole lot or signify the arrival of something special. Nell and Angel develop a mysterious friend/foe relationship as Nell begins to wonder who or what Angel really is. The author intertwines the characters and story line with finesse, keeping readers guessing about Angel's identity and the appearance of the hundredth horse until the end of the evenly paced plot. A touch of magic delivers a satisfying and positive conclusion.-D. Maria LaRocco, Cuyahoga Public Library, Strongsville, OH (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.