Gib and the Gray Ghost
By Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385326094, 240pp.)
Publication Date: February 8, 2000
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Gib Whittaker is leaving the Lovell House Orphanage and going back to live with the Thornton family, who take him in again after Mr. Thornton's death. Gib is now sent to school, but he's still doing all the barnyard chores. He's not exactly farmed-out labor anymore, but will he be adopted for real this time?
One day a horse appears, a terrified dapple-gray that has been severely whipped and starved. Gib knows he must find some way to save this magnificent horse--and in the attempt, he finds one place where he will always belong.
Zilpha Keatley Snyder's three Newbery Honor books are The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid, and The Witches of Worm.
"...the emotionally corralled reader will be won over by Gib's decency, sweetness, and extraordinary horse sense."-The Horn Book, May/June 2000
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