I watched Belle shift to lean against one leg, watched her test where she moved her hoof so she wouldn't stand on Angel's foot. Angel moved slightly. Neither of them watched her own feet. It was magic. Just them shifting their feet so each could stand where she needed to. (p. 108-9):
Chapter Twenty-Three: all of it is like a fairy tale
"People are mostly scared of themselves," Angel said. "They get scared of their own brilliance."
But Angel and I both know that one day Lunar will want to kick; he will want to live and be what he is supposed to be.
What would you do to protect your secrets? Nell has packed her emotions away in a suitcase. But after a frightening encounter with a horse the case is stolen. Staying in the country with family she's never met before, Nell is drawn to a mysteriously wild, troubled girl. Angel has a strange affinity with horses and dark secrets she's unwilling to share. Secrets that she'll do anything to protect. But Nell and Angel will discover that to care for the things they love the most they must trust each other, to save a hundred horses...
From the author of A Dog Called Homeless, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award, comes another gentle novel with a touch of magic about the power of friendship and the truth of belonging.
Nell isn't happy about spending her vacation on a farm, but when she meets a half-wild and mysterious girl named Angel, the two girls are tied in an adventure that may help Nell discover something special about herself—and the most special of a hundred horses.
Girls and horses are a classic pairing, and fans of favorites such as My Friend Flicka and Misty of Chincoteague are sure to love the heartwarming friendship story and adorable—magical—animals in A Hundred Horses.
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Eleven-year-old Nell must spend spring break in the country with an aunt and cousins she has never met, but while there she meets a mysterious, wild girl with a strange connection to horses and an uncanny understanding of Nell.