Reviews and Blog Posts: Horses

Butcher's Crossing

by John (John Edward) Williams

DPL Rating:
5

Seeking adventure and wilderness, Will Andrews, a New England tenderfoot sets out West with a stack of money and the name of a family friend located the small Kansas town of Butcher’s Crossing.  The town serves as hub for buffalo hunters who are looking to get rich off the hides...

Ivy takes care

by Rosemary Wells

DPL Rating:
3

Ivy Takes Care is a gentle book set in 1949. Ivy’s parents work on a ranch in Nevada.  The family doesn’t have much money.  Ivy’s best friend Annie comes from a wealthy family and Annie will be going away all summer to an elite summer camp.  Annie is getting more...

The scorpio races

by Maggie Stiefvater

DPL Rating:
5

This is the story of Sean, and Puck, and the capaill uisce (a breed of vicious water horses), and Dove (Puck's normal horse), and the island of Thisby. Thisby is a place seemingly out of time, an important character in this book, with its history, traditions, and characters who know...

The Scorpio Races

by Maggie Stiefvater

DPL Rating:
4

Every November on the isolated island of Thisby is the same: the carnivorous water horses, or capaill uisce, emerge from the wintry waters off the coast and are captured by locals hoping to win the annual Scorpio Races. Seventeen-year-old Sean Kendrick has won the last four races, and this year...

The scorpio races

by Maggie Stiefvater

DPL Rating:
5

A coming of age story about two young people who live on an island.  The premise is a bit unbelievable -- carnivorous horses that live in the sea race each year in the Scorpio Races.  Winning the Scorpio Races could be the ticket to a better life for both of...

The Island Horse

by Susan Hughes

DPL Rating:
4

After her mother’s death, Ellie finds comfort in her predictable life in Nova Scotia. The house she shares with her father is right next door to her best friend’s house, their school, and Ellie’s mother’s grave. Ellie envisioned living in this house forever, so she is devastated when her father...

Cavalia Rides into Town

If you love horses, you already know that Cavalia is in town until October 17. Cavalia is a magical evening featuring 50 horses of a dozen breeds as the focal point of the evening. Praised for its excellent treatment of their equine performers, this family-friendly event celebrates the magnificent grace and artistry of the horse.

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