Vanessa March never thought to look for her missing husband in Vienna -- until she saw him in a newsreel shot there at the scene of a deadly fire. But her hunt for answers only leads to more sinister questions in a mysterious world of beautiful horses. And what waits for Vanessa in the shadows is more terrifying than anything she has ever encountered.
Pubpsher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Gaited Horse Activity and Coloring Book, written by author Karen Jean Matsko Hood, introduces children to information on the gaits of the gaited horse. Children will have hours of fun learning about the gaited horse and the fun of doing word puzzles, cryptograms, coloring, mazes, crosswords, number games, and many more wonderful educational activities. Through the importance of teachings in the values of kindness and gentleness in the love and care of all animals, the young reader will also learn about the history of this gentle breed of gaited horse and its increasing popularity in North America. Complete with a gift inscription page, this special activity book makes a perfect gift for your child or for any youngster who is part of your life. Coordinating journal is available.
When Mark Rashid finds himselflying in a heap in the dirt during a horsemanship clinic he's giving in England, he realizes that his fall, the first in many years, is much more than just a fall off a horse. In his fifth book, Mark delves into the reason for the fall and rediscovers the meaning of his life's work with people and the horses they love. Even as a highly successful clinician, Mark is forced to face the fact that he had become complacent. Mark's efforts to recover from years of physical injuries and to rekindle his passion for working with horses are at the heart of Horsemanship Through Life. During this time of introspection and self-renewal, a chance encounter with a man at a clinic leads Mark to become a student of the martial art of aikido-"the way of harmony." That decision takes him back to his roots with the old man who taught him how to work with horses and moves him forward to a new way of blending and flowing with a horse's energy rather than fighting against it. The result of his efforts is a renewed commitment to compassionate communication with horses, using honor, integrity, and dignity. Combining his trademark storytelling about horses and people, practical advice on horsemanship, and his insightful outlook on life, Mark continues to entertain and educate readers in the captivating tradition of his previous four books. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to truly connect with his or her horse. Book jacket.
Eva Ibbotson's hugely entertaining The Star of Kazan is a timeless classic for readers young and old. In 1896, in a pilgrim church in the Alps, an abandoned baby girl is found by a cook and a housemaid. They take her home, and Annika grows up in the servants' quarters of a house belonging to three eccentric Viennese professors. She is happy there, but dreams of the day when her real mother will come to find her. And sure enough, one day a glamorous stranger arrives at the door. After years of guilt and searching, Annika's mother has come to claim her daughter, who is in fact a Prussian aristocrat whose true home is a great castle. But at crumbling, spooky Spittal, Annika discovers that all is not as it seems in the lives of her new-found family . . .
The Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child's Life
Author: Rupert Isaacson
Pubpsher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism - his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends - were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan's improvement he started regressing: the accidents and tantrums reappeared, terrifying his father Rupert. Something had to be done. Father and son embarked on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest, where Rowan was transformed - they had begun the Long Ride Home. 'It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ... a triumph of the human spirit' Telegraph (on The Horse Boy) 'Magical, miraculous, uplifting' Daily Mail (on The Horse Boy) 'Amazing, astonishing' Sunday Times (on The Horse Boy) Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, which helps to make horses and nature available to other children, autistic or not, all over the world, including the UK. The Horse Boy was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.
An inspirational, eye-popping true story about conquering incredible adversities. The drama, suspense and offbeat humor will keep you turning pages. The author and his brother were born in Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. He recounts their childhood of danger, starvation, homelessness and ill-matched parents. Eventually, their mother sent them to relatives in America who immediately enslaved them on separate farms. At the age of twenty, Herman still lived in deep, isolated poverty. The boys eventually escaped and with courage, tenacity, self-discipline and backbreaking work, they put themselves through college and became Americans. Herman and his wife have traveled the world and some of their adventures are included. Please visit the author's Web pages at www.herobooks.com.
" Merlin, a blind-from-birth Sheltie rescues his young friend after the pup falls into a rushing creek. Captain, a miniature mule, is a master escape artist. A cat and a Sheltie combine their litters and share feeding and babysitting duties. My off-and-on telepathic ability alerts me to injured animals. The Sheltie, Country Bumpkin and a large mama skunk become best friends. Ahltair, an Arabian stallion has an imaginary playmate that bites him. Our familys story unfolds as the humor, triumphs and tragedies of many unique animals lives are told."
A Journey through the American Dressage Evolution: Where It's Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Be
Author: Anne Gribbons
Pubpsher: Trafalgar Square Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
A world renowned dressage judge and former US Olympic coach, Anne Gribbons has had the unique experience of living the trajectory of the evolution of dressage in the United States—and has always been willing to share her knowledge and guidance in her popular column in The Chronicle of the Horse. Now, the best (and sometimes the worst!) of Anne’s personal experiences over the course of almost 20 years are gathered into one immensely entertaining sourcebook of history, humor, and wit. Anyone with an interest in dressage, its controversies, and its most famous names will enjoy this collection of Anne’s columns; but their true value is in Anne’s ideas for improving our horses, our riders, and our ability to compete on the international scene with success and integrity in the years to come.