Half a Team

By: Drury, Maxine

Price: $28.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


First edition (so stated) hardcover in red cloth covered boards with black spine title and line drawing of a horse on frt board. Lower tips and spine ends bumped showing color loss but no rub through. 184 pp text is tight, bright and unmarked. Unclipped original glossy color illustrated dust wrapper has a color drawing of a girl leading a grey horse with another one following in front of a red bard and before a bright yellow background. Small chips at board tips, several short closed tears at head of dj with light color loss along dj folds and a bit grubby on off white background rear panel that has a b/w photo of the author and a short bio blurb. Cindy Martin loves her team of white horses, and it is through that team, mischievous Tom and Patient blind Sade, that in the end, her problems are solved. Cindy's affection for every creature on the farm has brought her through a trying year, during which she has worked alongside her father. People around the little town of Walnut Grove now in the 1920's, feel that Dave Martin wants little to do with them, his anxious-to-help neighbors. "Independent as a hog on ice" they say of him. His devoted daughter won't say different. Now Cindy knows the farm is the place for them, but, if mother is not ready to come home even now that she is better, what then? A neighbor of the Martins sets out to prove that everything has its price; there is nothing that money won't buy. He wants Tom, the strong beautiful one of Cindy's team. It is this horse who shoes him how wrong he has been, and what a team really is. Tom behaves like a demon just so he can win back to blind Sade who needs him. Somehow, with Cindy's foolishly generous baking of a birthday cake, it is the beginning of good times. It is hard to say why, yet everyone feels so differently.

Title: Half a Team

Author Name: Drury, Maxine

Illustrator: McCann, Gerald

Categories: HORSE STORIES,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1960

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: R46582

Keywords: Team of grey horses, blind horse, horse story, equine fiction,