Lara and the Silent Place (Hoofbeats, Book 4)

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Nine-year-old Lara is the daughter of the r?-the leader of her cattle-raising clan. While she spends her days tending to the cattle, her heart lies with her beloved gray mare. When Lara goes to the highlands to set the cattle out to graze, she finds the mare in the process of a difficult birth. Lara vows to take care of the foal as a dying promise to the gray mare, and with the help of a childless milk-cow, she cares for the spindly-legged filly. But just when she is confident that the foal can survive, a rival clan captures them both, and throws Lara's life into turmoil. When the filly is eventually given to a titled baron in the castle town of Athenry, Lara, determined to stay with the horse no matter what, goes along. Together, she and her beloved horse face seemingly insurmountable challenges, but all along Lara keeps two things in mind. One day, she will manage to flee, and will set off in search of the family that she was taken from. And she will not leave without her silver mare.

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Kathleen Duey is the author of numerous books for young readers.

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Gr. 4-6. This book completes the Hoofbeats historical fiction quartet that began with Lara and the Gray Mare (2005), Lara and the Moon-colored Filly (2005), and Lara at Athenry Castle (2005). The concluding volume of this episodic story follows Lara and her horse after she leaves Athenry Castle in disguise. When she meets her father on the road and he takes her home, her story seems to have come full circle. But Lara is no longer the girl she was and, in the end, she chooses her own future. Vivid writing seamlessly incorporates the research in this paperback series. A sure attraction for young readers with an interest in horses, this has much more to offer: swift, sure character portrayals, a convincing medieval Irish setting, and a continuing story of high adventure. Carolyn Phelan
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