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Darcy (Horse Diaries Series #10)
     

Darcy (Horse Diaries Series #10)

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by Whitney Sanderson, Ruth Sanderson (Illustrator)
 

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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

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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. 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
This novel in the "Horse Diaries" series follows the life of Darcy, a Connemara pony in early 20th-century Ireland. Darcy herself narrates her story, beginning with her birth on the same day another filly is born at a neighboring farm. Darcy and Ciara grow and play together. Their lives are carefree, until the horrible day Ciara is attacked by sea eagles and falls off a cliff to her death. The description of this event is quite graphic and may be disturbing to sensitive young readers. Darcy's narration continues as she is separated from her mother at the age of two years, when she is sold to a farmer. She grows to love Mr. McKenna and his family. Her descriptions present a picture of Irish life as she talks about her work as well as the time she spends with the children, watching them grow. Soon, Darcy is a mother herself and must watch as her young colts are sold, but she understands that life is full of both happy and sad events. A short appendix gives historical information about the Connemara ponies. Black-and-white illustrations make Darcy and her human family come alive for the reader. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307976352
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Series:
Horse Diaries Series , #10
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
105,729
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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, includingSummer 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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Darcy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved horses since i can last remeber i cant wait to get this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love horses now just from readinh these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horse diaries are the BEST!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series greatly reccomended!!!!!!? I just fiund out abou the 10th book and can not wait to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To all you horse lovers out there!!!!! I highly reccomend this series to girls who love horses, and those who like anything else!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now i love two books. Pantom stallion and now horse diaries....love them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out of all the horse diaries books, I think Darcy is my favorite! I really like the way Whitney Sanderson tells the life of a farmer (or any other Horse Diarkes book) back in those days in the eyes of a horse . I can tell you one thing, even if you aren't a horse person, you will love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book i've read this book one million times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I reallt liked the adventure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the warriors cat bookss to, but cannot express my annoyance at the very irritating cat RP ing. Just email eachother or talk to your little groupees at school.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She follows along because her rp'r feels like crap. Bbt probs. Ugh. ~Rose &hearts~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing I cryed in the first chapter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a 10 year old girl that loves horses and loves to read horse books. I read the first few chapters of this book, put the book down, and decided not to read/finish the book because there was so much dying and killing in it. I was very disappointed when I read it and I don't reccomend this book for people my age.