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Born on a windy hill off the coast of Ireland in 1917, a Connemara pony named Darcy is sold to a farm family and trained to pull a cart and plow.
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers 20130108
ISBN: 9780307976352


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Jun 16, 2016

Darcy is a very heartfelt book with lots of character. The Connemara pony has lots of adventures and scares in her lifetime. I wish they didn't include the death of the filly that Darcy followed and looked like her twin, Ciara. Great book non-the-less. I hope I didn't spoil it too much! ;)

More like ten stars. This is the best Horse Diaries book ever! There are way to many good things to say about this book. First, the family is Catholic, it is an intact family, throughout the whole book. (Fact: The reason Hollywood was created was to destroy the family and seperate it . Examples are: Blue Bloods, Spiderman, Antman, Night at the Museum.) This book proves to people how families are truly valued by humans (and horses in a way!). Highly recommended for all ages.

SPL_Kids Jul 24, 2013

Set in early 20th-century Ireland, Darcy is the tenth title in the popular “Horse Diaries” series of children’s stories, each narrated from the horse’s point of view.

For the first year of her life, Darcy is free to spend her days running, playing and exploring. Then she is put to work on the McKenna farm. As a small, hardy Connemara pony, she quickly grows accustomed to the hard work of an Irish farm horse, pulling carts filled with peat turf from the bog, hauling loads of seaweed from the coast to spread as fertilizer on the fields, working in the fields and carrying family members to the places they need to go. Sundays are a day of rest.

Darcy is content with her life. She is happy to work hard for the McKenna family, who love her and treat her well.

On one occasion, she displays her running prowess when she is challenged to race an English thoroughbred across the rugged Irish countryside – and wins, despite the odds. On another occasion, Darcy’s great speed saves the day when the McKenna family faces a medical emergency.

A heart-warming, well-written story which encompasses both the happy and sad times in the life of a pony, Darcy (or any of the other titles in the Horse Diaries series, such as Koda, Golden Sun or Bell’s Star) would be an excellent choice for those who love horses and other animals. Because each book in the “Horse Diaries” series tells the story of a different horse, in a different time and place in history, the books can be read alone or in any order.


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Jun 16, 2016

blue_horse_2854 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

violet_horse_832 Aug 15, 2013

violet_horse_832 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

SPL_Kids Jul 24, 2013

SPL_Kids thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11


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