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In a heart- and humor-filled adventure by On the Blue Comet author Rosemary Wells, a girl spends a summer caring for animals in the mid-century Southwest.

Brokenhearted after her best friend leaves for the entire summer, Ivy rallies and finds herself something new and exciting to do: she hires herself out to look after people’s farm animals and pets while they’re away. So begins a summer of discovery and definition for tenderhearted but sensible Ivy, who must win over the stubborn pony Chestnut, take on the training of a puppy named Inca, and patiently court the trust of the magnificent but scarred racehorse, Andromeda. All this while tending to her own private hurts and hopes, and managing the hapless tagalong Billy Joe, who has a knack for trouble and accidents like nobody else. Celebrated writer Rosemary Wells delivers a compassionately observed and exquisitely distilled novel set in mid-century Nevada about a heroine with an exceptional gift, a heart of gold, and a budding dream for her future.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on February 26, 2013 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 0763653527
ISBN-13: 9780763653521
31 Book Reviews
  • csheen
    csheenSaturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:05 am55 stars
    I won the giveaway. what do i do now????
    • sarafina
      sarafinaSaturday, January 19, 2013 at 9:59 pm55 stars
      i won to. what you do is clickon the attachment and have your parents fill it out and send it to dogo books. they will mail the book to you.
      • editor
        editorSaturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:19 am
        congratulations - send in the parental consent form asap then wait for your gift to arrive in the maiil
      • feebles
        feeblesThursday, January 17, 2013 at 6:18 pm
        I won the giveaway so do they just send the book to me now?
        • momlove
          momloveTuesday, January 15, 2013 at 3:25 pm55 stars
          i want this book
          • momlove
            momloveTuesday, January 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm55 stars
            i love animal stories
            • blackcatmiro
              blackcatmiroTuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:13 am55 stars
              My dream is about animals. I really want to read this book!
              • blackcatmiro
                blackcatmiroTuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:08 am55 stars
                This will be so fun! My dream is related to animals so I love taking care and reading storys that animals come out. And this books cover looks so fascinating. It will be fantastic to read the book!
                • blackcatmiro
                  blackcatmiroTuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:06 am55 stars
                  I think this will be a terrific book! My dream is related to animals. Like animal scientists. So I love animals. And I think this book will be so fun and kept in my heart! It would ne so fantastic to read this book!
                  • harmonySunday, January 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm
                    i love it sooooooooooooooooo much much much
                    • sparkling5
                      sparkling5Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm55 stars
                      i luv this book soooo much!!!!
                      • jessica10
                        jessica10Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm
                        i want it i like it