Storm Horse

Storm Horse With his mother missing and his father dead year old Flip s new home is a remote storm tossed Dutch island Menaced by the local bullies and with a shadowy mute girl as his only friend Flip tries

  • Title: Storm Horse
  • Author: Nick Garlick
  • ISBN: 9781910002599
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • With his mother missing and his father dead, 12 year old Flip s new home is a remote storm tossed Dutch island Menaced by the local bullies and with a shadowy mute girl as his only friend, Flip tries to adapt to life on his uncle s farm but his whole life changes when a sunken transport ship leaves a drowning stallion floundering in the waves Risking his life to rescuWith his mother missing and his father dead, 12 year old Flip s new home is a remote storm tossed Dutch island Menaced by the local bullies and with a shadowy mute girl as his only friend, Flip tries to adapt to life on his uncle s farm but his whole life changes when a sunken transport ship leaves a drowning stallion floundering in the waves Risking his life to rescue it, Flip is told he can keep the troublesome horse if he can teach it how to work for its keep.

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    1. Flip is an 11-year-old boy living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, when his world gets flipped upside down and he has to move to a Dutch island to live with his uncle. While Flip begins to discovers the joy of country living, he also experiences some loneliness and bullying but one day rescues a horse from the sea who he calls Storm. Now Flip has to work hard at making sure he can keep his new friend, and keep him safe from those trying to harm him.This is a brilliant middle-grade book and perfect [...]

    2. When I first saw this book in the library I thought it was going to be somewhat of a ree write of the black stallion . wow was I wrong. This book is amazing it kept my interest and I could put it down!

    3. Please read review in its entirety at compassbookratings/revSticking to his middle grade literary roots, author Nick Garlick, takes a departure from sci-fi fantasy and offers a different style for readers in Storm Horse.It’s the mid-1960’s, and through some unfortunate circumstances, 12-year-old Flip comes to live with his uncle’s family on their farm located on the small Dutch island of Mossum. Third person narrative captures smooth fluid writing as readers get to know Flip and discover h [...]

    4. When I first saw Storm Horse, what initially drew me in was the book cover, it matches the story perfectly and conveys what the story is about. I had never heard of the author before, nor had I read any of his work, so I had no expectations going into this book.Storm Horse begins with Flip, the protagonist, travelling with his Uncle to his new home. He is to stay there with his Uncle, Aunt, and Cousin after the death of his father. What begins as a lonely start, with lots of hard work thrown in, [...]

    5. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineAfter the death of his father in the 1960s, Flip has to move from Amsterdam to a remote Dutch island to live with his aunt and uncle on a farm. His mother left when he was younger, and his father was a career thief, so a quiet country house with his cheery aunt and his quiet and stalwart uncle is not the worst place to be. He meets a girl who does not talk, can hang out with his cousin, and is given a hard time by local bullies, whose father owns the local [...]

    6. Wow. Just wow. Regular readers know how much I prefer the main character to be female. From the summary I was really only interested in the Ghost Girl (as the mute girl gets called), but from the first paragraph I was hooked on Flip's story too. I got tearful on more than one occasion for all that Flip suffers. People that young shouldn't have to go through that loss. Taking care of Storm changes Flip's life. It gives him something to focus on while working through his grief, and the turmoil of [...]

    7. Flip has experienced plenty of family drama in his 12 years. His mother abandons him and his father; then his father dies. This necessitates a move from city life to a farm on a remote island to live with his Uncle, his father's estranged brother and his wife and their daughter. Flip finds his Uncle to be stern with definite rules and guidelines. Flip is more comfortable with his Aunt Elly, cousin Reinske and the horse Laila. Not long after arriving on the island Flip manages to rescue a horse d [...]

    8. After the disappearance of his mom and later the death of his father, Flip is sent to live with an uncle he doesn't know on a distant island somewhere in Northern Europe. That's actually the most believable part of the story for me. Although he's never touched a horse and he can't swim, he somehow rushes into the ocean and saves the life of a giant, terrified horse by cutting it loose from its harness and guiding it to shore. The horse then loves and obeys only Flip from that point forward, and [...]

    9. This was a nice, quick read. I think my students would learn quite a bit about a part of Western Europe they honestly would not know much about. My students who are and aren't horse lovers would find something to enjoy about the setting/plot, whether it's because of the horse, the action, the dysfunctional family that the protagonist comes from (and they'd be able to relate). Nice story overall.

    10. This was great, a real winner! I really liked the characters and the story. A wonderful sense of place. I appreciated the growing relationship between boy and horse. I loved the developing closeness of the family, the blossoming of the "ghost girl" and Flip's strength, courage and learning. Wonderful book, terrific narrator, I didn't want it to end. This is one I will want to give as gifts and share with friends . I was lucky enough to win a copy on LibraryThing. My tremendous thanks to them.

    11. I really enjoyed this book for Junior readers. I thought it would be all Black Stallion-y but it held its own AND gave a bit of insight into a different area of the world (Fries and the Netherlands) and its horse culture. The protagonist was likeable and the supporting cast of characters were believable while the plot was moved along by a tried-and-true formula, it still felt fresh. I will definitely recommend to my younger and animal/horse-loving readers.

    12. "A boy and his horse" type.A boy looses his parents and must go and live with his uncle on an island. He becomes acquinted with a horse which is lost in a storm.

    13. This book is about a young boy named Flip. Flip has a miserable life that includes his dad being dead because of criminology and his mother missing. After all of his suffering, Flip had lived with his uncle and tried to save a horse drowning from a sinking ship. I really like this book because I could never imagine a young child having to lose his parents. I suggest this to people who likes reading about someone's else's life and learning about them.

    14. For some unknown reason, I seem to be drawn to books about horses (and other animals).This is an entertaining story about a young boy and the horse he rescues during a storm. There is enough adventure and intrigue to make me want to learn more about what will happen, and I am enjoying this story.If you've read and liked "War Horse" by Michael Morpurgo, you will most likely enjoy this story too.

    15. A heartwarming story of a 12-year-old boy who loses his way after his father is killed and his mother had abandoned them when Flip was just a young boy. His father is a criminal who has shady dealings with stolen goods and he traded his life for his life of crime. Flip is left alone, but is sent from the bustling town of Amsterdam to a remote Dutch island to live with his estranged uncle and his family. Of course, Flip is grateful to them for accepting him, but while his uncle is stern and Flip [...]

    16. Flip is taken to Mossum to live with his uncle whom he had never met. The reason for this is because Flip's dad has died and his mother is gone. She promised to come back, but no one can find her. Uncle Andries does not seem to like Flip and seems unhappy to have him come live with him. It turns out Uncle Andries isn't thrilled because he and his brother didn't get along. Flip's dad was a thief and left the farming all to his brother. Uncle Andries feels that Flip will probably turn out the same [...]

    17. Action filled children's book set in the Netherlands on a remote island. Flips father is a thief and his mother left the family years ago. After his father dies, his uncle takes Flip to live on the farm. Flip saves a Friesian horse and slowly trains it.

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