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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosemary Wells Narrator: Emily Beresford Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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After her best friend, Annie, leaves for a fancy camp in New Hampshire, Ivy can't imagine how she's going to endure the long, hot Nevada summer with no one around but that pain-in-the-neck Billy Joe Butterworth next door and all those melancholy visitors to the Red Star Guest Ranch. Happily, an answer comes to Ivy in a flash of honey-colored topaz, and she cleverly hires herself out to take care of people's farm animals or pets while they're away.

So begins a summer of discovery for tenderhearted but sensible Ivy, who must win over the stubborn pony Chestnut, take on the challenge of training a puppy named Inca, and patiently court the trust of the magnificent but scarred racehorse Andromeda. All this while tending to her own private hurts and hopes and managing the hapless tagalong Billy Joe, who has a knack for trouble and accidents like nobody else!

Celebrated writer Rosemary Wells delivers a compassionately observed and exquisitely distilled novel set in the midcentury Southwest about a young heroine with an exceptional gift, a heart of gold, and a budding dream for her future.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 10/15/2013

    " If Ivy did not tell you that it was 1949 and the cost of items were not so cheap, you would think this story is happening today. Ivy's parents work on a dude ranch but do not have a lot of money, so Ivy finds jobs taking care of animals to save money for college so she can be a vet someday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sue Poduska | 6/23/2013

    " Despite some incredibly exciting passages, this book was written about a quieter time and place. It has a lot to say about responsibility and following your dreams. Ivy lives on a 1949 Nevada ranch, where the guests are all people awaiting divorce decrees. Her one true love is animals. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jennifer | 3/1/2013

    " Reviewed for LMC. Additional selection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Priscilla | 1/27/2013

    " Great for girls who love animals, horses and dogs, especially. I would have loved It as a 9 year old. Set in Nevada, I appreciated the western sensibilities and the encounters with rattlesnakes, that were also a part of my childhood. "

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