The Outside of a Horse

Ginny Rorby

Emily Bauer (Narrator)

03-07-11

8hrs 28min

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03-07-11

8hrs 28min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction

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“This novel really shines in showing how horses can help troubled humans heal their physical and emotional wounds.” School Library Journal

AScholastic Book Fair Selection

“There’s nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.”—old English proverb

The stories Hannah Gale’s father told her of breaking wild horses in Nevada one glorious summer when he was her age have captured her imagination. After her dad is called to fight in Iraq, she regularly stops to watch the horses at the nearby stable to feel closer to him, and finally gathers the nerve to ask the owner for a job. There she helps bring a rescued mare back from the brink, takes her first riding lesson, and witnesses the birth of the filly who steals her heart.

Hannah believes the worst is over when her dad returns from war, but soon she realizes her family’s fight is only just beginning. When his nightmares rock the household, it is the horses Hannah turns to for comfort. Can the horses help her teach her dad the same lessons of survival and hope they’ve taught her?

Based on a patchwork of true stories, this is a heartbreaking story about the rehabilitative power of animals and the depth of the human capacity for hope. 

Praise

“This novel really shines in showing how horses can help troubled humans heal their physical and emotional wounds.” School Library Journal

“Horse lovers and most others will saddle up right away with this poignant tale.” Booklist

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Language English
Release Day Mar 6, 2011
Release Date March 7, 2011
Release Date Machine 1299456000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life, Animals & Nature, Education & Learning, Children/YA
Author Bio
Ginny Rorby

Ginny Rorby holds undergraduate degrees in biology and English from the University of Miami and an MFA in creative writing from Florida International University. Her young adult novel, Dolphin Sky, was nominated for the Keystone to Reading Book Award. She is also director of the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association. She lives in Fort Bragg, California.

Narrator Bio
Emily Bauer

Emily Bauer is an award-winning voice-over actress who has read for dozens of popular audiobooks for children and adults, including Margery Williams’s Velveteen Rabbit, Meg Cabot’s Insatiable, and Ann Aguirre’s Enclave. Her film credits include Mona Lisa Smile and Long Distance. She has done voice-overs for Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Pokemon and has voiced scores of TV and radio commercials as well as cartoons, talking toys, and video games.

Overview

AScholastic Book Fair Selection

“There’s nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.”—old English proverb

The stories Hannah Gale’s father told her of breaking wild horses in Nevada one glorious summer when he was her age have captured her imagination. After her dad is called to fight in Iraq, she regularly stops to watch the horses at the nearby stable to feel closer to him, and finally gathers the nerve to ask the owner for a job. There she helps bring a rescued mare back from the brink, takes her first riding lesson, and witnesses the birth of the filly who steals her heart.

Hannah believes the worst is over when her dad returns from war, but soon she realizes her family’s fight is only just beginning. When his nightmares rock the household, it is the horses Hannah turns to for comfort. Can the horses help her teach her dad the same lessons of survival and hope they’ve taught her?

Based on a patchwork of true stories, this is a heartbreaking story about the rehabilitative power of animals and the depth of the human capacity for hope. 

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