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Ivy Takes Care

Ivy Takes Care

Scritto da Rosemary Wells

Narrato da Emily Beresford


Ivy Takes Care

Scritto da Rosemary Wells

Narrato da Emily Beresford

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4/5 (1 valutazione)
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2 ore
Pubblicato:
Feb 12, 2013
ISBN:
9781469275482
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

After her best friend, Annie, leaves for a fancy camp in New Hampshire, Ivy can't imagine how she's going to endure the long, hot Nevada summer with no one around but that pain-in-the-neck Billy Joe Butterworth next door and all those melancholy visitors to the Red Star Guest Ranch. Happily, an answer comes to Ivy in a flash of honey-colored topaz, and she cleverly hires herself out to take care of people's farm animals or pets while they're away.


So begins a summer of discovery for tenderhearted but sensible Ivy, who must win over the stubborn pony Chestnut, take on the challenge of training 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 the midcentury Southwest about a young heroine with an exceptional gift, a heart of gold, and a budding dream for her future.

Pubblicato:
Feb 12, 2013
ISBN:
9781469275482
Formato:
Audiolibro

Informazioni sull'autore

Rosemary Wells (b. 1942) is a bestselling children’s book author and illustrator. Born in New York City, Wells was raised in New Jersey. She grew up in a theatre family. Her mother was a ballet dancer and her father was an actor-playwright. “We had a houseful of wonderful books. Reading stories aloud was as much a part of my childhood as the air I breathed,” Wells recalls. Wells attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Since 1968, Wells has published more than 120 books, including seven novels. In her picture books, she pairs her delightful illustrations with humorous, and emotionally adept themes. Among her bestselling picture book titles are Voyage to the Bunny Planet, My Very First Mother Goose, and Read to Your Bunny. She is best known for the Max and Ruby series, which depicts the adventures of sibling bunnies. In addition to her picture books, Wells has written several historical fiction and mystery/suspense novels for young adults. She has won countless awards, such as the Parents’ Choice Foundation Award and multiple School Library Journal Best Book of the Year awards.


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  • (4/5)
    Something about this sweet, little novel just sings to me. Rosemary Wells is a master at her craft and it is so enjoyable to read her outside of her Max and Ruby masterpieces. Ivy is a girl, having just graduated from the 5th grade, who scrapes by with her loving family in the plains of Nevada, set about mid-century. Ivy's best friend Annie is just about to leave for a fancy summer camp in New Hampshire and Ivy is not looking forward to another quiet summer. Ivy, however, has a passion and a gift for animals and all sorts at that: dogs, horses, sheep, you name it. She starts an animal care business and is soon embarking on jobs large and small, all the while earning some money that she intends to save for college as well as trying to avoid tagalog Billy Joe, who attracts trouble and headaches with his insouciant ways. Animal stories always seem to have sad parts and I kept waiting for the axe to drop, but Wells succeeds in sharing Ivy's story with all its trials and frustrations without needed to yank our heart out. It's just right.

    Hand this novel to your young readers who love animals, horses, and their independence. Ages 8-12.