Hoofbeats: Lara and the Moon-Colored Filly #2

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Nine-year-old Lara is the daughter of the r?-the leader of her cattle-raising clan. While she spends her days tending to the cattle, her heart lies with her beloved gray mare. When Lara goes to the highlands to set the cattle out to graze, she finds the mare in the process of a difficult birth. Lara vows to take care of the foal as a dying promise to the gray mare, and with the help of a childless milk-cow, she cares for the spindly-legged filly. But just when she is confident that the foal can survive, a rival ...

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Nine-year-old Lara is the daughter of the r?-the leader of her cattle-raising clan. While she spends her days tending to the cattle, her heart lies with her beloved gray mare. When Lara goes to the highlands to set the cattle out to graze, she finds the mare in the process of a difficult birth. Lara vows to take care of the foal as a dying promise to the gray mare, and with the help of a childless milk-cow, she cares for the spindly-legged filly. But just when she is confident that the foal can survive, a rival clan captures them both, and throws Lara's life into turmoil. When the filly is eventually given to a titled baron in the castle town of Athenry, Lara, determined to stay with the horse no matter what, goes along. Together, she and her beloved horse face seemingly insurmountable challenges, but all along Lara keeps two things in mind. One day, she will manage to flee, and will set off in search of the family that she was taken from. And she will not leave without her silver mare.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142402313
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Series: Hoofbeats Series: Lara , #2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,409,724
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

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    Don't brush off this book!

    Lara and the Moon-Colored Filly may be a short book and one of four, but it is full of meaning and feeling as Lara, a now captured girl, with her moon colored filly battle to at least stay together, hoping for freedom. This impossible friendship is ruled by the old waring Irish villages, preventing the two to have the possibility of forever. Lara is allowed to stay with the filly only to take care of her, but soon the filly is to be weened and taken from her. And soon might come too quickly.

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