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Gibson, Sarah P.
Marshall Cavendish Childrens, 2008
IL 3-6, RL 5.3
ISBN 0761454594
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Most girls love horses. However, Sophie Ballard isn’t most girls. Sophie’s Mom, hoping to give her family a great equestrian experience, arrives home with a horse for Sophie. Only the horse, isn’t really a horse, it’s a Shetland pony called “Really”.  Really Mean that is. Really charges and bites her owners making Sophie even more terrified of horses. Sophie’s mom continues to collect other horses hoping to convince her that not all horses are bad. As Sophie delves into the world of horse psyche, she discovers much about herself, and friendships. Journey with Sophie, as she discovers the truth about horses, friends and life as a coward.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face nominee, 2009-2010)
SUBJECTS:     Horses -- Fiction.
                        Ponies -- Fiction.
                        Horsemanship -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- Maine -- Fiction.
                        Maine -- Fiction.

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