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The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar-NANTUCKET 1903 TRUE STORY


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The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock. Age Range: 6 And Up Hardcover: 32 Pages Publisher: E. P. Dutton; 1st Edition (September 6, 1990) Language: English Isbn-10: 0525650156 Isbn-13: 978-0525650157 Product Dimensions: 0.4 X 11.2 X 8.6 Inches Shipping Weight: 15.2 Ounces Product Identifiers Isbn-10 0525650156 Isbn-13 9780525650157 Key Details Author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock Number Of Pages 32 Pages Format Hardcover Publication Date 1990-09-06 Language English Publisher Penguin Group (Usa) Incorporated Additional Details Illustrated Yes Dimensions Weight 14.1 Oz Height 0.4 In. Width 8.5 In. Length 11.1 In. Target Audience Group Juvenile Audience Grade From Preschool Grade To Third Grade Age Range 4 - 8 Classification Method Lccn 89-032280 Lc Classification Number Pz7.K6293wi 1990 Dewey Decimal [E] Dewey Edition 20 Contributors Illustrated By Ted Rand Condition: Former Library Book With Usual Identifiers; Taped Spine Pages; Book Needs To Be Taped In The Middle-Spine Has Split. Mylar Cover Over Dust Jacket. "In The Summer Of 1903, I Picked Daisies In The Fields By The Sea And Saw The Wild Horses For The First Time. There Were Ten Of Them-Brown And Sorrel And Dappled Gray. They Flew Across The Sand Like Wind-Blown Seeds." A Warm, Touching Story Of A Young Girl And Her Dreams, Illustrated Beautifully By Ted Rand. From Publishers Weekly Based On A True Story, This Is A Girl's Touching Recollection Of The Unusually Severe Winter Of 1903, Which She Spent On A Small Island Near Nantucket. Although Her Father, Who Worked For The Coast Guard, Visited Regularly, The Girl And Her Mother Were The Island's Only Human Inhabitants. But They Shared This Isolated Piece Of Land With 10 Wild Horses, Who "Flew Across The Sand Like Windblown Seeds And Their Dark Hooves Splashed Stars From The Sea." When The Snow Covered Up The Horses' Grazing Ground, The Hungry Animals Appeared At The Girl's House, Where They Were Given Bread, Carrots And Even Straw From The Youngster's Own Bed. The Girl And Her Family Ultimately Moved On To Live Elsewhere, But She Never Forgot This Very Special Place And Its Wild Horses--Her Friends. Rand (Knots On A Counting Rope; The Sun, The Wind The Rain) Excels At This Type Of Sweeping, Naturalistic Art, And His Pictures Here Successfully Convey The Story's Drama And The Dignity Of These Magnificent Steeds. Kinsey-Warnock's Appealing, Poetic Text Is A Stirring Account Of The Struggle Between People And The Forces Of Nature. Ages 4-8. From School Library Journal Grade 1-3-- Based On A True 19th-Century Incident, This Memoir Builds On The Rhythms Of Nature. A Seven-Year-Old Girl Narrates Her Life On Lonely Sweetbriar Island, Off The Coast Of Nantucket. She, Her Mother, And Her Coast Guard Father Share The Island With A Band Of Wild Horses. The Horses Symbolize The Harshness Of Island Life In This Mood Story. Like The Human Family, They Enjoy The Summer And Fall, And Survive The Winter With Determination And Hope. Readers Will Be Haunted By The Contrasts Of The Seasons, Portrayed In Appropriate Colors. Rand's Arresting Watercolors Emphasize The Blues And Grays Of The Changing Sky. Sensitive Younger Listeners Might Be Disturbed By The Agonizing Hunger Of The Horses, However, And They May Question The Inconclusive Ending And Wonder What Became Of The Island Horses After The Family Moved Away. Reviews: The Wild Horses Of Sweetbriar Written By Natalie Kinsey-Warnock Illustrated By Tend Rand. This Lushly Illustrated Book Tells A Story Sure To Enthrall Both Girls And Boys, Alike (Not To Mention Their Parents...). It Is A Tale Of A Harsh Winter On A Small Isolated Island In 1903. Will The Humans Make It Through The Winter? What About The Wild Horses? Can One Little Girl Make The Difference? The Wild Horses Of Sweetbriar Is Based On A True Story That Took Place On Tuckernuck Island, Just Off Nantucket, In The Winter Of 1895. This Children's Book Is Frequently Used In A Home Schooling Curriculum And There Are Websites Designed To Cater To That On The Internet. Whether Purchasing This Book For Your Child's Reading Enjoyment Or For Educational Purposes, The Wild Horses Of Sweetbriar Is Sure To Catch Your Child's Interest. Currently Out-Of-Print. Wild Is A Good Word, And This Story Shows The Positive Side Of It From A Child's Perspective. This Is One Of My Favorite Children's Stories. It Shows The Beauty, Joy, And Connections Of Childhood And Of How Children See The World. This Is A Lovely Story And Is Beautifully Illustrated, With Detailed Watercolors On Each Page. It Was A Childhood Favorite Of Mine And Should Be For Many Who Love Nature, The East Coast, And Horses. This Is A Powerful Story About A Girl's Unusually Strong Bond With A Remote Island, Its Untamed Wildlife, And, Especially, A Herd Of Wild Horses That Struggle To Survive Through A Very Harsh Winter. What Stronger Bond Is There Than Between A Young Girl And A Horse? The Girl Maintains Hope And Kindness In The Face Of Desperation And Uncertainty, And Through Her We Reminisce About A Simpler And Purer Time When We Held Reverent The Wild And Powerful Elements Of Nature Around Us. First Edition. ILLUSTRATED BY TED RAND. COBBLEHILL BOOKS, 1990 A fair to good condition children's book -well illustrated, with beautiful illustrations. FORMER LIBRARY BOOK WITH DUSTJACKET AND PROTECTIVE MYLAR JACKET- SOME PAGES HAVE BEEN TAPED IN THE MARGIN AND middle of the book is COMING LOOSE. THE WILD HORSES OF SWEETBRIAR IS BASED ON A TRUE INCIDENT THAT TOOK PLACE ON TUCKERNUCK ISLAND, JUST OFF NANTUCKET, IN THE WINTER OF 1903. Young Reader's story set in the summer of 1903 about a young girl watching wild horses survive one of the worst winters the island she lived on ever had. Illustrated with striking action color drawings by Ted Rand. Young Readers, Animals, Horses.

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