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Horses Around My Heart

Written by
Mary Burpee

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244 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888871893
$22.95 CA

This book is in stock and ships within 48 hours of receipt of order.

About the Book    Horses Around My Heart, about horses that have been special in the author´s life, is the second Borealis Press publication for Mary Burpee. Her first book, Musk Oxen of Gango, delighted readers of all ages.
   Darky, a horse that once out-raced the stork and the doctor´s new Buick, considered it his duty to chase strange horses and small children out of his pasture, became a Pegasus for a little girl.
   Jack is a school pony of many quirks.
   Rowdy is a work horse that when saddled saw itself as a Knight´s great white charger but was a dismal failure at herding gophers.
   Paddy might have made a school pony if it hadn´t had a phobia for chasing cars.
   Pompey, a Morgan with a "little bit of Arabian blood," helped head the author towards her destiny. Khem, an Arabian stallion that made dreams come true, had to live with a nightmare.

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About the Author Mary Burpee
Mary Burpee (1918- ) was born on an Alberta homestead and lived a full life on an Alberta farm raising Arabian horses and performing other farm work, while enjoying the full view of the aurora borealis. After travelling the world, she wrote vivid travelogues, and she has also published many articles about farm life. Her books "Musk Oxen of Gango" and "Horses Around My Heart" have been published by Borealis Press. Although diagnosed with cancer, she still rides an Arabian horse.

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