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- Number of Pages: 160
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
It's the early half of the 19th century in coastal Nova Scotia, and almost-ten-year-old Ellie is adjusting towards the recent death of her mother. Then a single afternoon, Ellie encounters a wild stallion grazing on the dunes, and slowly forges a secret connection with the beautiful horse she names Orchid. But just when she finally begins to feel happy again, Ellie and her father move to remote Sable Island, a tiny, windblown crescent of grass and sand inside the Atlantic. Even meeting a spirited island girl named Sarah does small to dispel her anger and grief. But Ellie soon learns that Orchid and his family are threatened, and it might possibly be up to her to conserve them. Based on historical fact, this early chapter book is a touching exploration of loss and loneliness and the redemptive power of adore and friendship. While her father works, Ellie explores the island, feeling alone and furious with her pa for generating them leave their beloved property.
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