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Half broke horses: a true-life novel
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Published:
Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., c2009.
Physical Desc:
390 pages (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.5 - AR Pts: 13
Status:
McKinley
LARGE PRINT FICTION Walls, J.
Description
From the author of The Glass Castle and Hang the Moon—"Walls vividly depicts her astonishing, resilient grandmother with a lightness of touch that is plainspoken yet heartfelt" (Chicago Tribune). Half Broke Horses has transfixed readers everywhere.
"Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls's no-nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town—riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane. And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona. She raised two children, one who is Jeannette's memorable mother, Rosemary Smith Walls, unforgettably portrayed in The Glass Castle.

Lily survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy. She bristled at prejudice of all kinds—against women, Native Americans, and anyone else who didn't fit the mold. Rosemary Smith Walls always told Jeannette that she was like her grandmother, and in this true-life novel, Jeannette Walls channels that kindred spirit. Half Broke Horses is Laura Ingalls Wilder for adults, as riveting and dramatic as Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa or Beryl Markham's West with the Night. Destined to become a classic, it will transfix readers everywhere.
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Format:
Large Print
Language:
English
ISBN:
1602855722 (lg. print : alk. paper) :, 9781602855724 (lg. print : alk. paper) :
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.5, 13 Points
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APA Citation (style guide)

Walls, J. (2009). Half broke horses: a true-life novel. Thorndike, Me., Center Point Pub.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette. 2009. Half Broke Horses: A True-life Novel. Thorndike, Me., Center Point Pub.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette, Half Broke Horses: A True-life Novel. Thorndike, Me., Center Point Pub, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Walls, Jeannette. Half Broke Horses: A True-life Novel. Thorndike, Me., Center Point Pub, 2009.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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