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The Island of Horses [Hardcover]

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Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2004
Publisher   NYR Children's Collection
Age  9-12
ISBN  1590171020  
EAN  9781590171028  


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When two boys from a remote island off the western Irish coast venture to the forbidden Island of Horses, they find a mysterious tame black colt and unexpected danger.

Publishers Description
Chosen by the Sunday Times (London) as one of its 99 Best Books for Children

The people of remote Inishrone, a few miles off the Connemara coast, know better than to go to the Island of Horses. Everyone has heard tales of men who have gone there and never come back. Yet one day young Pat Conroy and his friend Danny MacDonagh head off anyway, telling their parents that they are fishing for eels. On the island they find no ghosts but many mysteries, including a beautiful—and tame—black colt. But when they return home, with the colt in tow, they find themselves launched into a world of trouble. Before their adventure is over, the boys must brave rough seas and the murderous duplicity of a conniving horse trader, with only the advice of Pat's frail grandmother and their own good sense to guide them.

A loving, clear-eyed portrait of rural Irish life, The Island of Horses is fraught with suspense and peopled with unforgettable individuals.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! EILIS DILLON (1920 1994) wrote more than thirty books for young people," "as well as fiction for adults, including the best-selling historical novel "Across the Bitter Sea," about the struggle for Irish independence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With few exceptions, her young people s books are set in the west of Ireland, in small communities struggling to make a living on the islands and along the Atlantic coast. As the critic Declan Kiberd wrote in Dillon s obituary: What Laura Ingalls Wilder did for children s literature in the US, she achieved in Ireland, imparting a sure historical sense in books such as "The Singing Cave." That interest in history was a natural expression of her curiosity of mind, and of her family inheritance.
RICHARD KENNEDY (1910 1989) illustrated several of Eilis Dillon s books for children. In addition to collaborating on the early design of Puffin Books, Kennedy provided illustrations for several of the press s most celebrated writers, including J. M. Barrie (creator of Peter Pan) and Astrid Lindgren (creator of Pippi Longstocking). His illustrated memoir of working with Leonard and Virginia Woolf in the 1920s was published as "A Boy at the Hogarth Press.""

Eilis Dillon lived in Eilis Dillon was born in 1920 and died in 1994.

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Superb Reissue  Jan 14, 2005
Everyone who loves children's books, no matter what your age, should snap up this novel while it is in print. The writing is superb, and the flavor of the western islands of Ireland is irresistable. Add to that the unbeatable combination of adventure, sailing, and horses, and you have a book no reader of any age can put down. Homeschoolers looking for books for teenagers that are fascinating, yet devoid of a lot of the less savory aspects of modern teen novels, take note.
 

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