Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780307976352, 142pp.
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
Ireland, 1917. Darcy is a light gray Connemara pony with silver dapples. She's fast and tough, whether she's pulling a load of peat from the bog or riding around the rugged countryside with Shannon McKenna, her human family's eldest daughter. But when Mrs. McKenna needs a doctor, Darcy discovers a skill that will change her and her family's life forever. Like Black Beauty, this moving novel is told in first person from the horse's point of view and includes an appendix full of photos and facts about Connemara ponies and Irish history.
RUTH SANDERSON has illustrated books for children of all ages, including"Summer Pony, Winter Pony, "and"Hush, Little Horsie." She lives with her family in Ware, Massachusetts, and her favorite hobby is horseback riding."