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If Wishes Were Horses (2000) [Novel]
by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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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
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultFamily & Relationships

Edition #1: If Wishes Were Horses

If Wishes Were Horses (2000)
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Language: English

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If Wishes Were Horses (July 8, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 0142301434
Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.5 x 0.5
Pages: 144

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