After a few months in England, Ellie still misses the life she left behind when her parents died, but there is one thing in this strange new country that helps her forget her pain: Spirit, a skinny gray horse whom she loves more than life itself. With him, she discovered a secret talent—the ability to communicate with horses without speaking, and to hear their thoughts in return. But there is one horse in her uncle’s stables who will not open up: a jet-black show hack named Lucifer.
Ellie can tell that something is troubling this valuable new arrival, but unless he will speak to her, she doesn’t know how to help. As the horse’s silence continues, Ellie and Spirit must work together to save Lucifer’s life.
After her parents are killed in a car accident, Ellie leaves the rolling hills of New Zealand behind to live in England with her uncle, who is as cold and gray as the country she now must call home. A hard-eyed horse breeder, he hates weakness in all animals, whether they have four legs or two. Although Ellie loves horses, she can’t stand being ordered around by her uncle and the coldhearted Luke. Even the kind words of her cousin Joe aren’t enough to make her feel at home—until she meets a horse named Spirit.
Ellie sees the skinny gray gelding at a sale, and spends the last of her insurance money to save his life. She can tell Spirit is special, but she has no idea that this horse will unlock a marvelous power in her. The two soon form a friendship the likes of which the world has never seen.
Winner of the 2012 Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Award.
Spirit, the skinny gray horse whom Ellie loved so well, has passed away. But the special mental bond they shared has not weakened, and she can still communicate with him clearly. Spirit helped her discover that she could communicate with horses and heal them with her hands, and now she must use that power to help other horses.
While at a horse show, she hears a mare crying out for help. When the horse throws her rider, she seems destined for the slaughterhouse, but Ellie convinces her uncle to buy the troubled animal. Ellie will give her all to heal this horse who needs her—and Spirit will be there by her side.
Emily loves dancing at ice-skating school and this week the girls get to invent their own routine - and design their costumes!
Soon Emily is busy practising - but she is so eager to succeed that she forgets her friends. Will Emily remember that being a good friend means more than winning the pair of precious pink skates?
Emily loves to skate and when she is whisked away to a magical ice-skating school she can't believe her luck.
But some of the girls aren't very friendly and she doesn't know what to do. Can Emily be brave and skate her way to happiness - and win the prized pair of wonderful white skates?
When she moved to England after her parents’ death, Ellie felt alone until the day she met Spirit, the skinny gray horse who seemed to see directly into her soul. At first, she simply loved him, but soon she learned of their secret connection—and her incredible ability to speak to horses without opening her mouth. This gift has helped her feel at home on her cruel uncle’s horse ranch, but when Spirit is threatened, her power may not be enough to save him.
Ellie gets worried when Spirit stops eating. He tells her that he’s happy, but how can she be sure? With her relationship with her horse and her cousin Joe both in danger, Ellie learns a hard lesson about love. But nothing can break the special bond that she and Spirit share.
Emily can't believe her time at ice-skating school in the sparkling Magic Land of Ice and Winter is coming to an end. She has met the most wonderful friends!
But the time has come to find out who will be the true Ice Princess and skate their way to saving this magical world . . .
Emily and her skating-school friends are thrilled to be learning to drive sledges pulled by fluffy huskies. The competition that week to win the blue skates is a winter sledge-ski-skate race!
The girls have to choose the best person in their team for each leg of the race, but will they discover that winning the race isn't all it takes to be Ice Princess?
When new stepsiblings Milly, Michael, Jason, and Jess move to a town in the middle of nowhere, the last thing they expect is to find a magic book. But then they stumble upon The Genie Handbook, and their lives are changed forever. Each chapter in The Genie Handbook contains one of six stages of training to be mastered, and the kids are thrilled to begin their schooling—especially since once they become genies, they can wish themselves back to London and their old lives.
But then some of the wishes go wrong, and the magic starts to seem scarier. And when the kids discover a mysterious couple watching them covertly, they realize there's more to the handbook than they ever could have guessed.
If the children's greatest wish of all is finally granted, will their world change for better or for worse? Maybe sometimes it takes something even more powerful than a genie to reveal your true heart's desire.
Emily is thrilled with her place at ice-skating school - she loves the exciting routines and daring new steps.
Each girl wants to be the best skater and win a pair of dazzling violet skates. But when they're put into pairs, problems begin. Can Emily show them that friendship and working together is the greatest prize of all?