The Horse Next Door
About the Book
Corey bonds with a beautiful but lame Arabian horse she names Handsome. He not only helps alleviate her loneliness, but is able to encourage the autistic brother of Corey’s school friend to speak. When Corey’s parents separate, her father moves her to a small house on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona where she must attend a new school for the last weeks of eighth grade. Corey finds making friends difficult. However, there is a small pasture behind the fence in her new backyard. There she could keep Handsome if she could persuade the old man who owns the pasture to let her use it. Her parents reunite, and just when it seems Handsome will become the birthday present Corey longs for, another obstacle appears. Handsome damages himself futher when he balks at climbing into a horse trailer. Only Corey’s determination makes a happy ending possible .
About the Author
Author of 40 some middle grade and Y.A. books published by major publishing houses such as Macmillan, Putnam, Harcourt Brace and Clarion, Adler has won numerous prizes and been translated into ten foreign languages. Her first book, MAGIC OF THE GLITS, won the Golden Kite Award. She was a middle grade English teacher before becoming a full time writer. She has three sons, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Reading and tennis are her favorite activities.