(From the publisher):
On a small Vermont farm in 1932, twelve-year-old Lily constantly argues with her older sister, Emily. Into this combative atmosphere comes Great-aunt Nell, who takes Lily for her first automobile ride and to the circus, and who seems to understand both girls. Lily's greatest wish is to own a horse, and it is Great-aunt Nell who prompts her to take that seriously. But everything changes when, in an act of revenge, Lily pushes Emily into a quarry. Soon after, Emily is diagnosed with polio and placed in an iron lung. Despite her intense jealousy, Lily helps Emily and, by doing so, makes a poignantly selfless gesture. In spare yet lyrical language full of emotional knowingness, Natalie Kinsey-Warnock weaves a memorable story of sibling rivalry, the price of giving up one's dreams, and coming to terms with death.
Original title: If Wishes Were Horses
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Family & Relationships