Dauphin leads a rich, comfortable life. But all that changes when his relationship with his owner takes a decided turn for the worse. He's suddenly sent away to a farm in the middle of nowhere, which is filled with the most unusual animals. And where, against all odds, he discovers the true meaning of home and family.
But Badger (as Ros and her friend, Leo, name the pony) belongs to someone else, and Ros watches with mounting horror as she sees the way his real owners treat him. At first it is just neglect, but worse is to come and, as the long cold winter nights draw in, Ros knows that she can no longer bear to stand by and see the once-beautiful pony suffer. Together with Leo she hatches a desperate plan – a plan to rescue poor Badger . . .
A heartwarming and dramatic tale from award-winning author K. M. Peyton.
Then a big, smelly, friendly stray puppy enters Marty's life, and he doesn't feel like such a loser anymore. Marty's new friend, Leanne, says taht Champ is headed for the town animal jail--maybe worse--unless Marty comes to his rescue. Saving Champ means lying to his dad and pretending he's Leanne's brother so he can volunteer at the shelter. But Marty believes it's time for him to follow his heart, even if it's the hardest thing he's ever done.
Judith Bernie Strommen writes with insight and humor about families, self-expression, and the overwhelming need to belong.