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The Island of Horses (NYRB Kids)

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Published by The New York Review of Books, Inc on 2018-08-07
Paperback: $11.99
JUVENILE FICTION


Now in paperback, a classic adventure tale of two boys, a beautiful black horse, and a voyage to a mysterious island off the coast of Ireland.

Chosen by the Sunday Times (London) as one of its 99 Best Books for Children

The people of remote Inishrone, a few miles off the Connemara coast, know better than to go to the Island of Horses. Everyone has heard tales of men who have gone there and never come back. Yet one day young Pat Conroy and his friend Danny MacDonagh head off anyway, telling their parents that they are fishing for eels. On the island they find no ghosts but many mysteries, including a beautiful—and tame—black colt. But when they return home, with the colt in tow, they find themselves launched into a world of trouble. Before their adventure is over, the boys must brave rough seas and the murderous duplicity of a conniving horse trader, with only the advice of Pat’s frail grandmother and their own good sense to guide them. 

A loving, clear-eyed portrait of rural Irish life, The Island of Horses is fraught with suspense and peopled with unforgettable individuals.
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ASIN: 1681373068
ISBN: 9781681373065
EAN: 9781681373065

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NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS New York Eil's Dillon T H E ISLAND of HORSES T H E N E W Y O R K R E V I E W C H I L D R E N ? S C O L L E C T I O N New York

this is a new york review book published by the new york review of books 435 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014 www.nyrb.com Copyright ? 1956 by Eil's Dillon, copyright renewed ? 2003 by the heirs of Eil's Dillon All rights reserved. The Library of Congress has cataloged the hardcover edition as follows: Dillon, Eil's, 1920? The Island of Horses / by Eil's Dillon. p. cm. ? (The New York Review children's collection) Summary: When two boys from a remote island off the Irish coast venture to the forbidden Island of Horses, they find a beautiful and tame black colt'and trouble with desperate men, but Pat's frail grandmother returns with them to the island to uncover its secrets. ISBN 1-59017-102-0 (hardcover : alk. paper) [1. Islands'Ireland'Fiction. 2. Horses'Fiction. 3. Horse stealing'Fiction. 4. Adventure and adventurers'Fiction. 5. Mystery and detective stories. 6. Ireland'Fiction.] I. Title. II. Series. PZ7.D5792Is 2004 [Fic]'dc22 2004004449 ISBN 978-1-68137-306-5 Cover illustration: Richard Kennedy Cover design: Leone Design, Tony Leone and Cara Ciardelli Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper. 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2

CONTENTS 1 We Go to the Island of Horses 7 2 We Hear the Wild Horses and Catch Some Eels 26 3 We Find the Secret Valley 39 4 We Bring Home the Colt 50 5 We Hear from Mike Coffey 64 6 We Hear the Grandmother's Story and Sail to Rossmore 77 7 At Stephen Costelloe's House 91 8 We Set Sail in a Nobbie 106 9 Shipwrecked 119 10 We Come Ashore and Meet Luke the Cats 132 11 We Make a Valuable Friend 147 12 The Grandmother Goes Sailing Again 160 13 Back to the Island of Horses 176 14 Mike Coffey Meets His Match, and the Grandmother Receives a Visitor 190 15 The End of the Story 205

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