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The promise horse / Jackie Merchant.

By: Merchant, Jackie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Newtown, New South Wales : Walker Books, 2018Description: 267 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760650568; 1760650560.Subject(s): Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction | Horsemanship -- Juvenile fiction | Horses -- Juvenile fiction | Grief -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fictionSummary: Harry is tired of being the tall new kid with red hair, big feet and freckles; the one with the dead sister whose voice follows her wherever she goes. Everyone says she's imagining it, but she knows they're wrong. If she was making Sissy up, wouldn't she make her less of a pain? When Harry's wish for a horse comes true and Marksman comes into her life, she isn't sure that the impressive horse is the one for her. She doesn't need another challenge. But could he be just what she needs to learn the difference between standing out and standing up.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This engaging story about a girl and a horse who form an unlikely bond is perfect for middle-grade readers.


Harry is tired of being the tall new kid with red hair, big feet and freckles; the one with the dead sister whose voice follows her wherever she goes. Everyone says she's imagining it, but she knows they're wrong. If she was making Sissy up, wouldn't she make her less of a pain? When Harry's wish for a horse comes true and Marksman comes into her life, she isn't sure that the impressive horse is the one for her. She doesn't need another challenge. But could he be just what she needs to learn the difference between standing out and standing up?

This fantastic story for middle-grade readers will tug at your heartstrings.

Harry is tired of being the tall new kid with red hair, big feet and freckles; the one with the dead sister whose voice follows her wherever she goes. Everyone says she's imagining it, but she knows they're wrong. If she was making Sissy up, wouldn't she make her less of a pain? When Harry's wish for a horse comes true and Marksman comes into her life, she isn't sure that the impressive horse is the one for her. She doesn't need another challenge. But could he be just what she needs to learn the difference between standing out and standing up.

9-12 years old.