A Horse Called Wonder Book Summary and Study Guide

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A young, 12-year-old girl named Ashleigh Griffen is forced to move to a place called Townsend Acres because a virus swept through their old breeding farm, Edgardale. After a tour of the farm, Ashleigh falls in love with an old brood mare named Townsend Holly who is about to give birth to a foal. Ashleigh takes over as Holly's groom and when she droppes a weak foal, only Ashleigh thinks they can save the filly. The filly gets better, and everyone names her Ashleigh's Wonder. Then Wonder gets influenza. with the help of a grumpy old man named Charlie Burke, Ashleigh helps Wonder get over that too. Wonder was small compared to the other weanlings, so Clay Townsend (the owner) decides to sell Wonder, but Ashleigh pleads for her and shapes Wonder up in the month given. Townsend decides to keep her for another year.
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The review of this Book prepared by melissa shwanke

Ashleigh Griffen swore she'd never give her heart to another horse--not after a disease wiped out her family's breeding farm, along with Ashleigh's favorite mare, Stardust.
   Now the Griffens areare starting over as breeding managers at Townsend Acres, and Ashleigh's sure she's going to hate living there.
   Then a small, sickly foal is born--a beautiful copper filly that looks like Stardust. No one thinks the foal will live or that it's worth trying to save. No one but Ashleigh.
   Can one girl's love alone work miracles?
The review of this Book prepared by Ruth Miller

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Animal story    -   Yes Kind of animal:    -   horse Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   ranch    -   lot of descript of animal care

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   little dialog

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