Finny And The Boy From Horse Mountain

Autor: Andrea Young
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1626364354
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Against the backdrop of the high-stakes and intensely competitive equestrian sport of show jumping, Finny, a fifteen-year-old girl in California, adopts an emaciated, untrained horse without her parents' knowledge. Soon after adopting Sky, Finny meets Joe, a sixteen-year-old, who has run away from his cruel uncle in Montana. His love for horses and desire to be a trainer matches Finny's dream of competing in the show jumping arena—against rich girls on fancier horses—and together, they train Sky to become a first-rate show jumper. But the path is fraught with danger. Sky is not like other horses and is so destructive and difficult he gets them kicked out of the barn where Finny has been working and training. Helped by a kind woman who owns a horse rescue, Joe is able to prove both his and Sky's incredible talents. When Joe is kidnapped by his violent uncle, Finny and Sky are the only ones who can save him. In a breathtaking finale, Sky and Finny must enter the underworld of the rodeo circuit, an after-hours, illegal race, where they will risk their lives to save the boy they love. Young demonstrates a masterful ability to set a breakneck pace and keep it up until the end of the novel. Finny and Joe are enduring characters who are sure to appear in upcoming sequels.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Autor: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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The record of each copyright registration listed in the Catalog includes a description of the work copyrighted and data relating to the copyright claim (the name of the copyright claimant as given in the application for registration, the copyright date, the copyright registration number, etc.).

Horse Named Steve A

Autor: Kelly Collier
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 177138736X
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ñSteve is a fine horse. But he thinks he could be finer. He wants to be EXCEPTIONAL.î When Steve finds a gold horn in the forest and attaches it to his head, ta-da! Exceptional! His friends are so impressed, they, too, attach objects to their own heads, in an effort to be as exceptional as Steve. So when Steve suddenly realizes his horn has gone missing, heÍs devastated! He wonÍt be exceptional without his horn! Or will he? A laugh-out-loud tale of an endearingly self-absorbed horse who learns that thereÍs more than one way to blow your own horn!

Spirit Mountain

Autor: J.B. Patel
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1543924441
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Spirit Mountain is a collection of three short books. Conway, in “Spirit Mountain,” runs away as a child and is captured by Indians who then give him to a mountain man. In the story “Knife,” he is abducted as a child, raised by a paid keeper, sold to pirates with orders to kill; he escapes and ends up in the hands of the Comanche. Lance Roman in “The Peacemaker” goes off to fight with the British, returns to find his love is married with children, devastated he heads west to trap in order to get away. Introduction to “Spirit Mountain.” Conway is a precocious seven-year-old whose has a strong desire to be part of his father’s western quest for gold. Conway demonstrates his creative resiliency when he is captured by the Sioux and frustrates his captors into his release. The Sioux are relieved when they turn Conway over to a reclusive mountain man, who the Indians look upon as a spirit. The mountain becomes Conway’s playground as he grows up under the watchful eye of the old mountain man. For several years he attends to the old mountain man while dashing about the mountain; meanwhile tales of the mountain-boy spirit grow. Conway’s life changes when company arrives in the form of a family as they take up land at the base of the mountain. Even from hiding, Conway, now the mountain ‘spirit,’ his life changes when he feels companionship for the first time. In secret, he supports the family during their times of trial. When another family arrives, Conway discovers new feelings that must be controlled. Feelings of jealousy and anger, fighting for the first time, he wants to maim. When the mountain man, who raised Conway, dies, Conway is suddenly on his own, all these new feelings he’ll have to deal with on his own. Introduction to “Knife.” The nightmare of his abduction as a two-year-old is the only connection he had with his past. Taken as a child, he cannot even recall his given name. After ten years he is casually given to pirates as a cabin boy with strict orders to kill him. Drifting ashore in southern Texas, he is then captured by Comanche; with a pirate’s knife he gains a Comanche name. He continues to be tossed about until a Texas Ranger examines his plight. With Knife’s testimony, the pirates crew is tried, Knife earns the reward money and a possible hint as to his origin. Introduction to “The Peacemaker.” For three years Lance Roman fought with the British in India, he was kept alive by the thought of returning to the shores of the Mississippi, marrying his betrothed and settling down. Upon his return the disillusioned, decorated sharpshooter was informed that his intended was married and already had two children. Devastated, unable to drive out the pain, he decided to get away. Once an avid trapper on the shores of the Mississippi, he decided to head west to trap in the mountains, as far away from his pain as possible. Before his first day of travel is over he has a travel companion, a half Indian from the Spirit Lake band of Sioux. What follows is a run in with the sheriff of Bannack, an uprising by the Sioux and the massacre of New Ulm, Minnesota. With hatred of Indians rampant in Minnesota and a twenty-five dollar bounty on Indians, will the half Indian, once branded a peacemaker, be able to return?

The Modern Vikings Stories Of Life And Sport In The Norseland

Autor: Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465585796
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All night long the storm danced wildly about the cottage, rattling the windows, shaking the walls, and making fierce assaults upon the door, as if it meant to burst in. Sometimes it bellowed hoarsely down the chimney, and whirled the ashes on the hearth, like a gray snowdrift, through the room. The fire had been put out, of course; but the dancing ashes kept up a fitful patter, like that of a pelting rainstorm, against the walls; they even penetrated into the sleeping alcoves and powdered the heads of their occupants. For in Iceland it is only well-to-do people who can afford to have separate sleeping-rooms; ordinary folk sleep in little closed alcoves, along the walls of the sitting-room; masters and servants, parents and children, guests and wayfarers, all retiring at night into square little holes in the walls, where they undress behind sliding trapdoors which may be opened again, when the lights have been put out, and the supply of air threatens to become exhausted. It was in a little closet of this sort that Thoralf and Jens were lying, listening to the roar of the storm. Thoralf dozed off occasionally, and tried gently to extricate himself from his frightened brother’s embrace; but Jens lay with wide-open eyes, staring into the dark, and now and then sliding the trapdoor aside and peeping out, until a blinding shower of ashes would again compel him to slip his head under the sheepskin coverlet. When at last he summoned courage to peep out, he could not help shuddering. It was terribly cheerless and desolate. And all the time his father’s words kept ringing ironically in his ears: “Iceland is the most beautiful land the sun doth shine upon.” For the first time in his life he began to question whether his father might not possibly be mistaken, or, perhaps, blinded by his love for his country. But the boy immediately repented of this doubt, and, as if to convince himself in spite of everything, kept repeating the patriotic motto to himself until he fell asleep.

Learn To Paper Piece

Autor: Nancy Mahoney
Publisher: Martingale
ISBN: 1604687177
File Size: 19,65 MB
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Resolve the mystery of precisely constructing quilt blocks with paper piecing. Nancy Mahoney guides you step by step through the basics and shows you how fun paper piecing can be. You'll be amazed when you discover how easy it is to master this empowering technique. Welcome to the definitive guide to paper piecing! Achieve the precision you're after as you learn the secrets of fabric and paper selection, how to choose the right scrap size, and how to keep your piecing accurate More than 30 how-to photos, combined with easy-to-understand directions, ensure accurate, successful block construction You'll be asking yourself, "Did I really sew that?" as you create complex design elements you never thought you could tackle