Horse Dreams

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414366272

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3729

Horse-crazy fourth-grader Ellie James constantly dreams about having a horse of her own, and God finally seems to have answered her prayers, but not with the gleaming black stallion she has been longing for.

Horse Dreams

Author: Mary Vivian Johnson

Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9781625638304

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 2469

""Why do you have to nag so much?"" Dad yelled across the living room at Mom. ""You know the divorce is final, and this is the last time we will do anything together as a family, so just let it alone!"" My heart squeezed as the power of Dad's words rang out clear through the walls and thrust daggers at my chest. Feeling dizzy, I grabbed for the bedpost and quickly surveyed my best friends' eyes all wide with surprise, as they heard, just like me, this shocking news for the very first time. I wanted to run and scurry into the nearest hole. But before going down, I took a long deliberate breath and struggled to display my last ounce of courage. Having just shared her dreams and plans with friends, of racing her horse Medallion up the bluebonnet covered hills near her beloved home, Becky's birthday celebration comes to an abrupt halt. Triggered by the announcement of her parents' divorce, her peaceful life begins to collapse one step at a time like a shaky row of dominos all lined up and destined to fall. Becky must then find the courage to reach beyond herself for the help both she and her palomino will need to survive.

Horse Dreams

Author: Nancy Stevenson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477254803

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

View: 6873

Horse Dreams is a coming-of-age novel about an eleven year old lonely, latch-key girl, Izzy Carlucci, who dreams of horses and riding lessons forbidden by her mother. Izzy does small odd jobs for neighbors in her city apartment building, earning money for lessons kept secret from her demanding mother. Running errands, Izzy makes friends, in particular a mysterious old woman. From an aging stallion and this elderly friend, Izzy learns horse skills, people savvy and self reliance. When the stallion develops pneumonia, Izzy cares for him day after day. Her dedication heals the stallion and earns her mother’s respect. As Izzy turns twelve, her horse dreams help her find strength to appreciate her mother, find new dreams and face the death of her wise old friend.


The Meaning of Horses in Women's Lives

Author: Jan Fook,Susan Hawthorne,Renate Klein

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 9781876756475

Category: Nature

Page: 245

View: 810

Horses inhabit our dreams, carrying us to safety or on wild adventures. Some of our dream horses fly, others have magical powers. Whatever our dreams of horses might be, they inhabit a universe of freedom and power. They also involve a lot of work, care and sacrifice. Horses and riders achieve great heights, some in jumping, some in dressage, some on endurance rides. This anthology explores the meaning of horses -- and some donkeys -- in the lives of women from many places. They walk, trot, canter, gallop and fly. And some refuse to budge. Horses inspire boldness and trust and provide us with the means to be transported into other realms, to fulfil our girldreams, our horsedreams.


Author: Dael Orlandersmith

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822226017

Category: Drama

Page: 49

View: 6463

THE STORY: HORSEDREAMS explores the breakdown of the family unit as a result of addiction. After his wife, Desiree, dies of an accidental overdose, Loman faces the harsh reality of raising their son, Luka, alone.

Stephen Bly’s Horse Dreams Trilogy

Memories of a Dirt Road, The Mustang Breaker, Wish I’d Known You Tears Ago

Author: Stephen A. Bly

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433684969

Category: Fiction

Page: 979

View: 7272

For the first time, you can now get all three novels in Stephen Bly’s Horse Dreams Series together in one trilogy book. In the first novel of this series, Memories of a Dirt Road, we meet Develyn Worrell. Develyn, or Devvy for short, is a fifth-grade schoolteacher from southern Indiana who is broken-hearted about her husband's death and her daughter's decision not to come home for the summer. To clear her mind, Devvy decides to find a little dirt road town in Wyoming where she vacationed as a child. She fondly remembers the quaintness of the small town, the beautiful sunsets, and an remarkable Roan horse that has captivated her dreams ever since. Desperately wanting to experience that peace and tranquility again, Devvy embarks on a journey to find the town. When she arrives, she purchases her very own Roan mare, rents a little cabin with an incredible sunset view, and watches as God brings three very important men into her life. In the second part of the Horse Dreams Series trilogy, The Mustang Breaker, heavy-hearted Develyn Worrell’s mood is changing as she begins to escape the worries of her past and enjoy the equine charms of her picture-perfect small Wyoming town. It is there that the Lord’s leading is beginning to become clear, even as cowboy romances and the relationship with her grown daughter get more complicated. In the third and final installment of the Horse Dreams trilogy, soul-searching Develyn Worrell has finally found her groove. Ready to savor the end of summer in small town Wyoming, she settles in to enjoy “end of summer” peace and contentment. That is, until her daughter pays a visit, an eclectic friend plans to marry, a suspicious stranger enters the picture, and a dear mentor suffers a heart attack. Just as she begins to feel as if the world is closing in on her once again, the steady friendship of Cooper Tallon comes to her rescue. He may lack the charm and flash of other cowboys, but he always seems to have just what Develyn's heart needs. As her relationship with Cooper blooms and her faith and trust in the Lord grows, she looks forward to the unwritten chapters of her life.

Stolen Horse Dreams

Author: J.a. Reynolds,E.m. Reynolds

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781470164195

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 164

View: 1375

Horse-obsessed twelve-year-old Kelly Moore is determined to do something no one her age has done before: win a National Barrel Racing Championship. All she has to do is win the State Finals first. When her beloved horse, Rocket, and seven other horses are stolen right after she competes, Kelly freaks. She's horrified that her horse may be on its way to the slaughterhouse. Kelly's biggest competitor, Missy, had her horse stolen too. And Missy is not going to let Kelly leave her out of the chase. With or without help, Kelly's determined to catch the thieves and find her horse before it's too late. But chasing after the horse thieves leads to trouble. Kelly and Missy must put their dislike of each other aside in order to work together to save their horses—and themselves—before it's too late for them all.

Wish I'd Known You Tears Ago

Author: Stephen A. Bly

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 080543173X

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 8257

Indiana schoolteacher Develyn Worrell is ready to savor summer's end in a cozy Wyoming town from her childhood. Then a series of random troublesome events resets the pace.

The Mustang Breaker

Author: Stephen A. Bly

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805431721

Category: Fiction

Page: 347

View: 553

The Lord's leading becomes even clearer to Develyn Worrell even as cowboy romances and a relationship with her grown daughter become more complicated.

Cowboy Colt

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414366329

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5355

Fourth-grader Ellie James and her horse, Dream, are best friends forever. But when her human best friend, Colt, starts acting strange, Ellie determines to fix his problem. She tries to find the perfect horse for Colt. But how? Ellie’s brother is struggling to stay on his baseball team, her father is fighting to hold onto his job at the Jingle Bells Ad Agency, and her mother is volunteering at the cat farm and the worm ranch . . . so, Ellie is on her own. Or is she . . . ? Join Ellie and Colt in their exciting, horse-loving adventures.

Night Mare

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414369815

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1505

When someone claiming to be her horse's original owner shows up and wants the horse back, fourth-grader Ellie prays for a miracle.

Chasing Dream

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414369778

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5363

Even though she has spent the week doing selfish things, nine-year-old Ellie asks God for help when her beloved horse becomes sick.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven


Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480457167

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 5495

Sherman Alexie’s darkly humorous story collection weaves memory, fantasy, and stark reality to powerfully evoke life on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The twenty-four linked tales in Alexie’s debut collection—an instant classic—paint an unforgettable portrait of life on and around the Spokane Indian Reservation, a place where “Survival = Anger x Imagination,” where HUD houses and generations of privation intertwine with history, passion, and myth. We follow Thomas Builds-the-Fire, the longwinded storyteller no one really listens to; his half-hearted nemesis, Victor, the basketball star turned recovering alcoholic; and a wide cast of other vividly drawn characters on a haunting journey filled with humor and sorrow, resilience and resignation, dreams and reality. Alexie’s unadulterated honesty and boundless compassion come together in a poetic vision of a world in which the gaps between past and present are not really gaps after all. The basis for the acclaimed 1998 feature film Smoke Signals,the Chicago Tribune noted, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven . . . is for the American Indian what Richard Wright’s Native Son was for the black American in 1940.” The collection received a Special Citation for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction. This ebook edition features a new prologue from the author, as well as an illustrated biography and rare photos from Sherman Alexie’s personal collection.

Murray the Race Horse

Author: Gavin Puckett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571315232

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 7633

Murray the horse dreams of winning big races just like the rest of his family but he has one problem - he's just not that fast! When horse Ned Plumb twists his ankle at the start line, his jockey spots Murray in the crowd and says, 'Fancy a race?' Murray finally gets his chance to shine and beat the neigh-sayers with a rather unusual race technique... Written in winning verse, the accessible, bonkers writing in Murray the Horse will charm boys and girls age 7-11 (and horse-lovers of all ages), is complemented by Tor Freeman's hilarious illustrations, and has a great message about believing in yourself and following your dreams.

Wild Thing

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414360312

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3831

After settling in Ashland, Ohio, Winnie Willis discovers a beautiful but mistreated Arabian mare who is known as Wild Thing because nobody has been able to train her, and trusts in her Christian faith to find a way to help.