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Molly the Pony

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Molly is abandoned during Hurricane Katrina. After she is rescued, she is attacked by a dog and must undergo a rare surgery for horses: amputation of her front leg. Now fitted with a prosthetic limb, Molly re-learns how to walk and embarks on a new mission as a therapy horse.

 

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Molly the Pony: A True Story

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Overview

Molly is abandoned during Hurricane Katrina. After she is rescued, she is attacked by a dog and must undergo a rare surgery for horses: amputation of her front leg. Now fitted with a prosthetic limb, Molly re-learns how to walk and embarks on a new mission as a therapy horse.

 

This remarkable story of a courageous horse is now in a brand-new format created especially for beginning readers.

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“This unique and well-crafted book will appeal to beginning readers everywhere, who will cheer and be inspired by Molly as she overcomes obstacles and enjoys a productive life.” – School Library Journal
Children's Literature - Emily Hearn
Hurricane Katrina left a trail of devastation on the land and in the lives of people. But what about the animals affected by the hurricane? Molly's story is one of an animal who survived the storm and was given a new home only to suffer yet another disaster. Two weeks after the hurricane Molly was found in a barn and taken to live with other ponies and horses on Ms. Kaye's farm. Months later, after an attack by a dog, Molly's leg was amputated. After watching and studying Molly, veterinarians decided they could help her by fitting her with a prosthetic leg, which she had to learn to use. After adapting to the prosthesis well, she was given a job: she was taken to a children's hospital and a retirement home so others could see her and learn about her amazing recovery and resilience. Beautiful photographs convey Molly's story and her impact on others who have faced adversity and loss. Part of the "My Readers" series, this would also be an inspiring read aloud for groups of younger or older children who love animals.
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Gr 1–4—Molly, a pony, was found in an abandoned barn two weeks after Hurricane Katrina. Once rescued, she was groomed and given a home with other ponies at a stable. One day a dog bit her and the wound did not heal. Her leg was amputated and she was fitted with a prosthetic leg. When Molly was able to walk again, she began visiting children in hospitals and adults in a retirement home. The even tone in Kaster's text renders what might be a maudlin story into an engaging narrative. Unattributed dialogue describes the scene of Molly's rescue, which provides context for readers. High-quality color photos thoughtfully placed on nearly every page capture the tranquility of this pony and the many places she visited. This unique and well-crafted book will appeal to beginning readers everywhere, who will cheer and be inspired by Molly as she overcomes obstacles and enjoys a productive life.—Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250004338
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Series: My Readers: Level 3 Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 810,484
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Pam Kaster is a photographer and the author of Zydeco Goes to Horse Camp. She lives in Zachary, Louisiana.

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Molly the Pony


By Pam Kaster

Square Fish

Copyright © 2012 Pam Kaster
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780312611217

Molly the Pony
Chapter OneHurricane KatrinaA storm was coming. All day long, cars and trucks filled with people and pets drove away to safety. By nighttime, everyone was gone except a small pony named Molly. Molly was left alone in a barn. She waited for someone to take her away, too.In the morning, the sky filled with clouds. The wind roared. A huge tree fell on Molly's barn. It rained and rained. It rained so much that water came into the barn.Molly stood in a small space in her stall to keep dry.Finally, the rain stopped, and the sun came out. Molly found some hay to nibble, and little puddles of water to drink.Still, no one came for Molly. She waited some more.One morning, Molly heard voices. "A pony is trapped in there!" one said. "Are you sure? It's been two weeks since Hurricane Katrina!" said another. "The door is blocked by a tree. We'll have to cut a hole in the barn to get her out!"Soon, Molly was outside in the sunshine. "It's good your owners left hay in your stall," someone said. "They must have expected to be away only a few days. No one knew the hurricane would cause so much damage."Molly was led to a trailer. The trailer took her away from the barn.When the trailer stopped, a lady led Molly into a small pasture. "You can stay here on Ms. Kaye's farm until your owners come to get you," she said.MOLLY THE PONY. Text copyright © 2012 by Pam Kaster.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Aww!!

    Just reading the discription already touched mah heart!!!! Brings a big fat tear to yer eye, dont it?

    21 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Amazing!

    I can not belive it! Just by reading the introducion brought big,fat tears to my eyes. Molly is a amazing pony.She truely is amazing.

    18 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    I LUV MOLLY!

    I read this book in my school library and i loved it! I usaully dont read picture books but it was totaly worth it i ride horses and i luv them so much but shes my favorite and she lives in baton rouge and i live there too iluved this book and it was so tuching

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    So tuching

    Molly is such a good sport
    and shes so cute
    get the is book

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Awwwwww

    It looks so sad.

    11 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Molly the pony

    Best storie so inspiaring

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Reallysad

    Really expensive for only 18 pages

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Molly the Pony

    Pretty sad story, but great!

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    I kinda........

    I kinda feel bad for molly the pony. But thats all i can say for now . Well good bye

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    I might like it

    I have not gotenvit yei like ponyes qill ilike itt

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just love this book its good for anyone i read it to my little and she loves it i love horses and this book is alsome i recamend this book for every one and it has become my favorite book make it yours it could also brecome a little siblings favorite read aloud molly you are #1 i love you molly by isabel asher

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Amasing

    I loved this book,it may be sad but its still verry touching!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Awesome

    An awesome story

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    A wonderful true story

    We loved it

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    11-10-12

    Sad but cute

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    This is so sad

    Read this book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    SO THAT IS WHERE BACON COMES FROM

    Djdsd

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Hope

    I can't wait till i see this book

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Zz

    I love this book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Amazing

    This book was amazing and it made me feel sad and i had tears in my eyes when i heard they cut off her leg my sister said they cut it off it was so sad and i can not beleive that she really survived huricane katrina

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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