THE FIRST HORSE I SEE
New York : Puffin, 2000
IL 5-8, RL 4.2
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is a young girl passionate about horses, before her mother died of an unknown
cause her mom made her father promise to buy her a horse. A year later
Willo finally gets to go look for the perfect horse. She now lives with
her grandfather who tells her not to pick the first horse she sees. When
she arrives at the first farm to look at horses she meets Tess a registered
8 year old ex- racehorse she immediately falls in love with the horse and
decides she wants her, going against her grandfathers wishes. Her grandfather
suggests she picks another horse because Tess is an abused animal and is
too skinny. The only way for Willo to get the horse is for her father to
approve. Will Willo’s father approve and will Willo get Tess? (Allison
Wood, Mansfield High School Student)
Grief -- Fiction.
Horses -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
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