Horse in the House

Horse in the House Thirteen year old Melly is at a loss what to say when at school she is asked to reveal her plans for the summer vacation so on an impulse she writes I am going to teach my horse to live in the house

  • Title: Horse in the House
  • Author: William Corbin Sam Savitt
  • ISBN: 9780140303964
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thirteen year old Melly is at a loss what to say when at school she is asked to reveal her plans for the summer vacation, so on an impulse she writes I am going to teach my horse to live in the house so he can civilize my sisters Melly s horse is Orbit, a glorous palamino stallion who she loves than anything else in the world and now she has to wrestle with the pThirteen year old Melly is at a loss what to say when at school she is asked to reveal her plans for the summer vacation, so on an impulse she writes I am going to teach my horse to live in the house so he can civilize my sisters Melly s horse is Orbit, a glorous palamino stallion who she loves than anything else in the world and now she has to wrestle with the problem of how to carry out her impulsive plan and actually get Orbit into the house However, Melly finds herself with another problem Her father s architect business isn t doing too well, and it seems there won t be enough money for him to send Melly s older sisters to the prestigious colleges they yearn for Melly longs for her clever sister Katy to be able to go to the college of her dreams, and she knows someone who will pay her a lot of money for Orbit But can she bring herself to make the sacrifice And what will her family say when they find out

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    1. This is an extremely well written tale with a lot of realism and family entanglements as well as a great horse story. Ideal for 12 - 16 year olds, especially girls.Melanie loses her pony when she leaves a bolt open and the pony is struck by a car. I don't think my parents would have gone straight out and bought me a very valuable palomino foal, but hers did. Perhaps they do things differently in America.Orbit is the short name for the colt Star Wanderer by Astronaut out of Galaxie and the two gr [...]

    2. Got this book when I was very young and loved it right away. I've read it numerous times over the years - it's a nostalgia thing but also just a good story!

    3. I feel a little bit embarressed - I absolutely loved this book :) It's about a girl called Melanie and her palomino stallion, Orbit. If you forget for an instant that a young stallion is not really an appropriate ride for a child, then the book is really enjoyable. Melanie makes a rash promise that she can get Orbit into her house - and her whole school makes fun of her. When her parents go away, she decides its the best time to start his training. Meanwhile, there are mysterious men hanging rou [...]

    4. For children, a surprisingly insightful portrayal of the Arabian Stallion psyche. Beautifully illustrated by Sam Savitt.

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