Yatimah (Horse Diaries Series #6)

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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...

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Overview

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.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375867194
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Series: Horse Diaries Series , #6
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 42,597
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Good

    This book keeps you wanting to read more. I recomend this book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Goooooooood booook

    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!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Awesome from what i have read in the short story.

    I love the story that i have read in the short story of this book. I cant wait to read the whole book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    Always a Hit

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Love it

    Great book

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    YAY

    Best book ever

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Ireally love this book

    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

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Awesome book

    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!!!!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    a foal has tough stare in life.

    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.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    libby

    it was so awesome i loved it

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    grate book

    i love it and u will to

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

    Yatimah's brother

    Yatimah's brother was STOLEN!!!!!!!!!!! Who is the theif?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Lilywolf

    Testing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Free ipad

    ?............

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Can jion the snowclan

    My cat name is oakpaw I have no mentor Ii am 10moons old so can i please join someones clan Oakpaw

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Summer's description

    Name:Summer~Gender:Female~Looks:tan and white palimino with preaty blue eyes and is sleak and sure hooved~Mate:none but is looking(her mate will become lead stalion)Personality:kind, loyal, stuborn, strong willed

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    To Bumblebee

    Lol. It was funneh =3 like Transformers?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Ffff

    Xdf

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Wwe could all be ....

    WE CAN ALL BE NOOK FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!
    UM GO TO HOUSE FOR MORE INFO TELL EVREYONE IN STABLE ? GO TO HOUSE RESULT 1 HURRY HOPE WE CAN ;) HOPE WE CAN

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Midnight

    Laid down and fell asleep

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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