Mending Horses

Mending Horses

by M. P. Barker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823440047
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 812,194
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

M. P. BARKER has more than two decades of experience as a historian, archivist, and writer. She has worked as a costumed historical interpreter at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts where she got a firsthand taste of nineteenth century New England rural life by milking cows and mucking out barns, and she has been an archivist at the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum.

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Mending Horses 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
janesquires More than 1 year ago
This is a story of adventure, home problems, growing in midst of hatred because you are different, and love. I was surprised as I thought I was going to give this book to my teenage granddaughter. But I loved it. The Irish when they came to America were not treated right by others. They were accused of things without many caring if it was true or not. Mr. Stocking rescued both Nuala (Billy) and Daniel and took them under his wing. Both had different circumstances. Nuala's father was abusing her. So Mr. Stocking bought her. Daniel was in trouble for made up stories one person passed as truth. He became like a father to both of them. What makes a father? One who beats you and treats you bad. Or one who is willing to put everything on the line no matter the cost? Daniel, Mr. Stocking and Billy became a family. They met up with a friend of Mr. Stocking's. Daniel and Billy loved working with the horses. They could not stand to see the horses mistreated and were able to train them with kindness. Hardships and problems in life can change at the kindness of a stranger. Peddlers, performers, or whatever a family was formed out of love.