If Wishes Were Horses

If Wishes Were Horses

by Anne McCaffrey
     
 

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Young Tizra and her twin brother Tracell find their world abruptly changed when their father is unexpectedly called to fight in a war which promises to last much longer than the usual three-day skirmish. Their mother--the village healer--enlists her children to assist her in caring for the many refugees left wounded and homeless by the conflict. Inspired by her mother

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Young Tizra and her twin brother Tracell find their world abruptly changed when their father is unexpectedly called to fight in a war which promises to last much longer than the usual three-day skirmish. Their mother--the village healer--enlists her children to assist her in caring for the many refugees left wounded and homeless by the conflict. Inspired by her mother, Tizra learns never to surrender hope even in a time of fear and uncertainty.

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Publishers Weekly
A village healer bestows two valuable gifts on her children. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
VOYA - Vicky Burkholder
When you are fourteen, anything is possible. When you are sixteen and your father has been at war for two years and your village has been burned to the ground, the possibilities can get lost in reality. Tirza helps her mother, Lady Talarrie, deal with the realities that befall their small village when war comes their way. Hardships turn into opportunities under Talarrie's gentle guidance. Tirza knows some of her mother's miracles come from the three crystals she always wears, and Tirza cannot wait until her sixteenth birthday when she earns her own crystal. Her twin brother wants nothing more than a decent horse, but with the war, that is unlikely. When their birthday arrives, Tirza holds her crystal and wishes with all her heart for his horse, unaware that her mother has also wished the same. During the party, the horses start arriving-dozens of them-followed closely by the victorious troops and her father. This is a short, easily-read fairy tale that any McCaffrey fan will enjoy. One admittedly slow reader, who does not like anything, finished it in a day and wanted to know where to get more-which makes for an outstanding recommendation. VOYA Codes: 5Q 2P M J S (Hard to imagine it being better written, For the YA reader with a special interest in the subject, Middle School-defined as grades 6 to 8, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780843959123
Publisher:
Leisure Books
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
114
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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