Miskeen: The Dancing Horse

Miskeen: The Dancing Horse

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by Judy Andrekson, David Parkins
     
 

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Miskeen was born in obscurity on a Russian farm, sold to a traveling circus, and earned a reputation performing in small towns in the 1980s. He was schooled first as a liberty (rider-less) horse and then as a “dancing” (dressage) performer. Dancing was what he did best, and he was often observed trotting on the spot whenever he heard music. He matured into

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Miskeen was born in obscurity on a Russian farm, sold to a traveling circus, and earned a reputation performing in small towns in the 1980s. He was schooled first as a liberty (rider-less) horse and then as a “dancing” (dressage) performer. Dancing was what he did best, and he was often observed trotting on the spot whenever he heard music. He matured into a magnificent, highly trained and valuable animal. But then tragedy struck.

Confined in his stall after an exhausting day of performances in unbearable heat, Miskeen was spotted by a boy. The boy took up a training whip and beat the horse mercilessly until, in panic, Miskeen struck out. The boy was bitten severely, and, in retribution, Miskeen was ordered to have all his teeth pulled so that he could never “turn vicious” again. Suddenly the magnificent animal was disabled, humiliated, unable to eat, and totally worthless to those who had prized him.

Miskeen would have died, had he not been rehabilitated by a young British woman named Vicky Malia. He recovered, eventually rewarding his new owner with private dance performances. It seemed he still had an ear for music and a memory of grander days. Miskeen is dancing still.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770490000
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
06/05/2009
Series:
True Horse Stories
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,125,078
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Judy Andrekson grew up in Nova Scotia with a pen in one hand and a lead rope in the other. She moved to Alberta at the age of twenty to pursue her greatest passion — horses, and by her thirties, she had begun to write seriously. She now works as an educational assistant and writer. Judy Andrekson lives in Sherwood Park, AB.

David Parkins is the award-winning illustrator of over fifty children’s books. He began his career at Dyfed College of Art in Wales, studying wildlife illustration. He then went to Lincoln College of Art for three years, and has been a freelance illustrator since his graduation in 1979.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Miskeen: The Dancing Horse 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was browsing my local library's catalog and found Miskeen. I read the summary and thought it sounded really intersting. It is. As a animal lover and horse lover, this story touched my heart. Miskeen was a courageous and determined horse to live through all of the misery he suffered. Thank you, Judy Andrekson for bringing this story to readers. From a sixteen year old reviewer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i wish people would use these for reviews and not to rp about stupid books. it is ment for reviews about books not stupid conversationsso use it for the right purpose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First they made him jump through fire, then do a complicated move without the right training. Then, they agreed to an unjust punishment for BITING a little boy who was whipping him! If all of the horses who had ever bitten me had their teeth pulled, there would be almost no horses with teeth left at my barn. I feel for you Miscateen!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg there is a pony!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Curls up to rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay! ^o^ Good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SNOWFIRE AND SKYSTEP CANT POST AT BLACK STALLION GHOST!