Cover image for Darcy / Whitney Sanderson ; illustrated by Ruth Sanderson.
Title:
Darcy / Whitney Sanderson ; illustrated by Ruth Sanderson.
ISBN:
9780307976352
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, c2013.
Physical Description:
142 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
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Abstract:
Born on a windy hill off the coast of Ireland in 1917, a Connemara pony named Darcy is sold to a farm family and trained to pull a cart and plow.
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Summary

Summary

"Ireland, 1917. Darcy is a light gray Connemara pony with silver dapples. She's fast and tough, whether she's pulling a load of peat from the bog or riding around the rugged countryside with Shannon McKenna, her human family's eldest daughter. But when Mrs. McKenna needs a doctor, Darcy discovers a skill that will change her and her family's life forever. Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about Connemara ponies and Irish history. "


Author Notes

"WHITNEY SANDERSON is the daughter of Horse Diaries illustrator Ruth Sanderson. Her family has owned horses since she was a child, and her bookshelves were always filled with horse stories. When she isn't writing, she volunteers at a horse rescue and therapeutic riding center. She has an Appaloosa named Thor, who loves to go for trail rides in the New England woods. RUTH SANDERSON has illustrated books for children of all ages, including Summer Pony, Winter Pony,  and  Hush, Little Horsie . She lives with her family in Ware, Massachusetts, and her favorite hobby is horseback riding.  "


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Horn Book Review

Darcy is a Connemara pony owned by a family living on the West Coast of Ireland in the early twentieth century. As with the other books in the series, this is one part history, three parts horse book. Readers will root for the plucky horse protagonist and the children who care for her. Information on the breed and the historical setting is appended. (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.