Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 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.
About the Author: Eilís Dillon (1920-1994) wrote more than thirty books for young people, as well as fiction for adults, including the best-selling historical novel Across the Bitter Sea, about the struggle for Irish independence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With few exceptions, her young people’s books are set in the west of Ireland, in small communities struggling to make a living on the islands and along the Atlantic coast. As the critic Declan Kiberd wrote in Dillon’s obituary: “What Laura Ingalls Wilder did for children’s literature in the US, she achieved in Ireland, imparting a sure historical sense in books such as The Singing Cave. That interest in history was a natural expression of her curiosity of mind, and of her family inheritance."
Title: The Island Of Horses
Publisher: Puffin / Penguin Books
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Puffin Books, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002577935
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007605239
Book Description Puffin / Penguin Books, 1978. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Richard Kennedy (illustrator). 0140308601 Reading copy only. Bookseller Inventory # 013520039
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # FPS0140308601VG
Book Description Puffin, London, 1978. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good Plus. Richard Kennedy (illustrator). Reprint. There is an imprint from a book stamp. There is creasing to the front fold. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 011214
Book Description Puffin / Penguin Books. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0140308601I4N00
Book Description London; Puffin, 1985, 1985. P/b; crease down centre of the cover; G++. Bookseller Inventory # 70410
Book Description Puffin / Penguin Books. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2735295658
Book Description Puffin - Penguin, UK, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Richard Kennedy (illustrator). REPRINT. PAPERBACK Reprint 1978. 18x11cm. Clean and tight. No inscriptions. Flat pages. Flat spine. Flat covers. Sent FIRST CLASS RECORDED NEXT WORKING DAY OR SOONER securely boxed in cardboard. Ref: F02 Size: 18x11cm. Bookseller Inventory # 026307
Book Description Puffin / Penguin Books 1976-01-01, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. 0140308601 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-0140308601