One of the most beloved of all children’s book writers tells the story of a seemingly worn-out mare, owned by Molly’s family, who is carrying a secret: a baby mule! Young Molly thinks the new creature is the most beautiful thing she’s ever seen. She calls him Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley, and as the years go by, Molly discovers that, just like his mother, her mule is full of wonderful surprises.
|Sold by:||SIMON & SCHUSTER|
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|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
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The cover pictured in this listing is the soft cover edition and does not include the illustrations by Bonnie Shields. Not even the cover picture is hers. The Hardcover edition is incredible with story and illustrations. The soft cover edition is no where near as nice.
10-year-old Molly will do anything to ride...even if she has to ride a slow mare by the name of Della. When the night before her birthday arrives, her dad says the words that all little girls dream of hearing, 'You may get a horse.' She jumps for joy and her pencil glides on a fresh page of her journal, telling all about the horse that she would hope to win at the horse auction. When she and her father get there, Molly falls in love with a small colt that they are selling. Soon her father was outbidded, and they waited for another perfect horse. Finally, an old, thin mare is brought up to the sales ring, and Molly settles with her...even though she isn't too fond of the slow mare. After a month, they get to know each other pretty well, and suddenly the mother cries at a horrible site. The horse has colic! Molly's mom calls the vet immediately, just to learn that it's not colic at all...and a great new surprise may be in store for Molly and her family.
Great for animal lovers! A wonderful story about a girl that real wants a horse and lets say is not the most wealthy person in the world. But on her 10th birthday she finally gets a horse. A great story for the hole family!