Yatimah (Horse Diaries Series #6)

Yatimah (Horse Diaries Series #6)

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by Catherine Hapka, Ruth Sanderson
     
 

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For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in the Arabian Desert in the ninth century, Yatimah is a black Arabian filly whose name means "orphan." She enjoys her life at the oasis, with sheep to tease, other foals to race, and the daughter of her Bedouin owner to take care of her. But when the colt who is her

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For all lovers of horses and history, it's the next book in the popular Horse Diaries series. Born in the Arabian Desert in the ninth century, Yatimah is a black Arabian filly whose name means "orphan." She enjoys her life at the oasis, with sheep to tease, other foals to race, and the daughter of her Bedouin owner to take care of her. But when the colt who is her foster brother is stolen in a raid, Yatimah realizes her true birthright. Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's own point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about Arabian horses and Bedouin culture.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Baumann
Yatimah knows she is no ordinary filly. Orphaned at birth, she is the daughter of Sarab, Nasr's favorite war mare. Her name even means "orphan." Raised by Jumanah, a nurse mare, Yatimah grows quickly and learns the ways of humans. She lives with Bedouins, a nomadic tribe who roam from oasis to oasis in search of food for their animals. Safiya, Nasr's daughter cares for Yatimah from the time she is born, trying to convince her father of the filly's abilities as a war mare. Nasr takes his men on a raid to obtain some lambs, goats, camels, and even horses. Yatimah does not understand why the humans must take from other humans. Jumanah explains that the humans must do this to increase their herds. Once she is old enough, Yatimah is put into training by Safiya's brother. She learns quickly and soon becomes worthy of a ride from Nasr. Initially Nasr is scornful of Yatimah's ability as a war mare, remembering only his love for Sarab. Soon Yatimah proves she is worthy of her place as a war mare by saving Nasr's life in a raid. Additional information about the Arab breed and Bedouin people is provided in an appendix. Hapka's story is told from the horse's viewpoint weaving in factual information and equine terms. Muted pencil drawings by noted horse illustrator Sanderson display Bedouin life and lively antics of Yatimah and her herd. Young equestrians will surely enjoy this book in the "Horse Diaries" series. Reviewer: Nancy Baumann

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375867194
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
Horse Diaries Series, #6
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
70,986
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

CATHERINE HAPKA has written more than 150 books for children and young adults—many about horses, including Elska, the first book in the Horse Diaries series. A lifelong horse lover, she rides several times per week and appreciates horses of all breeds. She lives on a small farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania, which she shares with a horse, three goats, a small flock of chickens, and too many cats.

RUTH SANDERSON has illustrated books for children of all ages, including Summer Pony, Winter Pony, and Hush, Little Horsie. Her favorite hobby is horseback riding. You can find out more at RuthSanderson.com.

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Yatimah (Horse Diaries Series #6) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book keeps you wanting to read more. I recomend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the story that i have read in the short story of this book. I cant wait to read the whole book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very good and it teaches that you should always give someone a chance and it might turn out really good like it did in the book!
Crystaldeedee More than 1 year ago
My Grand-Daughter reminds me to order the next book when she is almost done with the one before. It's so cute. She's 9.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so great every body should get it even if horses are not your favorite animals it is a great book i wish could have every horse dirys in the world and yatiama is a great horse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recomend this book for horse lovers because yatima is the kind of book that you are not anoyed to read it the kind of book you get hook on and it is adveturous and boom your hooked on it and then you get hooked on reading it and before you know it your done with the book!!!!!!!
Frances Garner More than 1 year ago
it was so awesome i loved it
Glenna Doyle More than 1 year ago
i love it and u will to
Anonymous 7 months ago
Besides elska this is the best book ever!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read two best books eber
Misty Porter More than 1 year ago
born in a dessart.it is one of the books with a sad and happy parts.the mare that is the mom of the foal dieds during the birth of the foal.the dad this not happy becaseuse the mare was his best war mare.a girl is scart that a war gos on the her dad is not going to to got the foal back.
M_Johnson More than 1 year ago
Yatimah's brother was STOLEN!!!!!!!!!!! Who is the theif?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The silvery white she cat walked into the abandoned den."Sunnystar........I never got to say goodbye....." She whispers. 'If had one more i would tell you how much i missed you since you've been away.........I thank you for all you've done........ Are you looking down apon me........ Are you proud of who I am....... I would take you're place in StarClan............but I know that won't happen anytime soon.........' The silvery white she cat starts to cry. Hot tears roll down her cheeks. She lays diwn in the den her head in her paws. She lifts up her head and lets out a wail. Her eyes were turning red from crying so much. She wiped a couple of tears away with a paw. She sat in the den and cried. ~Silverspirit (Set Fire To The Rain) @>----
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