Ivy Takes Care

Ivy Takes Care

Book - 2013 | First edition.
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In a heart- and humor-filled adventure by On the Blue Comet author Rosemary Wells, a girl spends a summer caring for animals in the mid-century Southwest.

Brokenhearted after her best friend leaves for the entire summer, Ivy rallies and finds herself something new and exciting to do: she hires herself out to look after people's farm animals and pets while they're away. So begins a summer of discovery and definition for tenderhearted but sensible Ivy, who must win over the stubborn pony Chestnut, take on the training of 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 mid-century Nevada about a heroine with an exceptional gift, a heart of gold, and a budding dream for her future.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763653521
Branch Call Number: J FIC Wells
Characteristics: 199 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: LaMarche, Jim

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AMDLibrary
Oct 05, 2017

A remarkable chapter book about a young girl striving for a better future doing what she loves, taking care of animals. A rare story that includes excellent character development, strong values and the struggles of finding true friendships. A great mentor is crucial to shaping this young woman's life along with discovering the invisible powers to guide to do what they do. Ivy hopes the power "to bring back life and stop suffering" is a power that can one day be her's as well.

A powerful and moving story for any young lady or lad.

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beaholmes
Dec 15, 2016

A heart-warming story by celebrated children's author, Rosemary Wells.

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