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Molly wants a horse of her own, but when her father's mare gives ...
Molly wants a horse of her own, but when her father's mare gives birth to a mule, Molly changes her mind and raises the newborn.
Vintage Henry (Misty's Twilight, 1992, etc.)—a lighthearted version of the old girl-meets-horse story; only this time, the horse is a mule. That fact will send readers to their encyclopedias to find out more about these much- maligned animals. Shields's black-and-white drawings bring warmth to the story.
Posted January 15, 2013
Posted September 13, 2003
10-year-old Molly will do anything to ride...even if she has to ride a slow mare by the name of Della. When the night before her birthday arrives, her dad says the words that all little girls dream of hearing, 'You may get a horse.' She jumps for joy and her pencil glides on a fresh page of her journal, telling all about the horse that she would hope to win at the horse auction. When she and her father get there, Molly falls in love with a small colt that they are selling. Soon her father was outbidded, and they waited for another perfect horse. Finally, an old, thin mare is brought up to the sales ring, and Molly settles with her...even though she isn't too fond of the slow mare. After a month, they get to know each other pretty well, and suddenly the mother cries at a horrible site. The horse has colic! Molly's mom calls the vet immediately, just to learn that it's not colic at all...and a great new surprise may be in store for Molly and her family.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 14, 2014
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