Firehorse

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
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When fifteen-year-old Rachel is forced to move to Boston in 1872, she is furious. She is also lonely, for her beloved horse, Peaches, has been sold. But Rachel soon finds a horse that needs her, and needs her desperately: The Governor's Girl, a famous firehorse, has been badly burned. Rachel gets permission to care for the Girl in a stable behind her house.

As she cares for the injured horse,Rachel dreams about becoming a veterinarian. But her father, a newspaperman, has very definite ideas about where women belong: only in the home. Father also has definite ideas about Boston's inadequate firefighting equipment, as an outbreak of suspicious fires erupts. To make things worse, horses everywhere begin falling ill -- and it is horses that power the city's fire engines. Another spark might send the whole city up in flames.

With cinematic vividness, Diane Lee Wilson brings the very real Great Boston Fire to life in this exciting and inspiring story of a strong-minded girl determined to decide her own future.
 

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User Review  - SunnySD - LibraryThing

Fifteen year-old Rachel is growing up in a man's world. When her family abruptly moves to Boston, Rachel's beloved horse Peaches is sold without ceremony, and Rachel is told she will become a proper ... Read full review

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This book really touched me. At times I cried. I was sad when the book ended I wanted it to continue on and on. Its a GREAT book. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
18
Section 4
23
Section 5
33
Section 6
45
Section 7
59
Section 8
69
Section 18
177
Section 19
185
Section 20
196
Section 21
207
Section 22
215
Section 23
231
Section 24
239
Section 25
250

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
143
Section 16
153
Section 17
167
Section 26
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Section 27
267
Section 28
277
Section 29
286
Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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About the author (2006)

Diane Lee Wilson is the author of Black Storm Comin’ (which won a Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile, was a Booklist Editors’ Choice, a VOYA Top Shelf fiction pick, a Notable Social Studies book, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon book, and a Book Links Lasting Connection), Firehorse (which was a Booklist Top Ten Mystery/Suspense pick and an ALA Amelia Bloomer Project pick), Raven Speak, and Tracks. She lives in Escondido, California. Visit her online at DianeLeeWilson.com.