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The Island of Lost Horses

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  237 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Two girls divided by time, united by their love for some very special horses – an epic Caribbean adventure!

On a remote tropical island, twelve year-old Beatriz is about to embark on an epic journey, through hurricanes and across the high seas and back to the time of Christopher Columbus…

When Beatriz stumbles across a wild mare with strange markings in the jungle she can’t
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published September 25th 2014 by Harper Collins Children's Books
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Clare O'Beara
This story reminds me of Walter Farley's The Island Stallion. A small herd of Spanish horses survived in real life, isolated on a Bahamas island. These are called the Abaco Barb horse, and a Hispanic girl Beatriz comes across them when her mom takes her out on a boat to do marine research. I really enjoyed a few aspects; the aforementioned marine scientist mother, counting jellyfish and their predators; looking back through time to see a young Spanish woman who travelled to the New World with he ...more
Lois Wadsworth
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books
I read this book because I found it in the library and I enjoy reading Stacy Gregg books.
I liked how this book kept going from what's in the diary 100's of years ago to the time that the girl was reading the diary. I enjoyed listening about the island of lost horses and how they got there, on Christofer Columbus's 1st voyage to America. This book told a lot about history and how something so smile like a pack of horses on an island can bring two completely different times together.

I thought that
Mrs Gillian M Haggart
Gregg gets better each time I read

Such an amazing book with the contrast of them and now and finding the similarities between the two tails is definitely the work of a great author
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
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This was sweet.
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My 7 year old was so excited by this book. She recommends it, and will read the rest of the books by this author.
Jul 26, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was a mystery unravelling and it was full of secrets and astonishing and surprising moments. When a small girl named Beatriz moves to live with her mum away from her father she finds life boring and slow but then she finds Annie a amazingly strong woman who tell Beatriz tales of horses Beatriz becomes interested and when Annie gives her someones diary she gets so into the Diary of Phillipa and her horse that when there is a thunderstorm she is determined to save the horses. A exciting ...more
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
stacy gregg never falls to amzes me this books is sooo wonderful you fell you are there with the horses and the girls once you pick it up you wont be abule to put it done thankyou stacy gregg
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book about horses and love the lost book Anna found. Also one of my favourite books I have read this year.
Ella Fleming-Christie
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Every horse lover of any age
Recommended to Ella by: HarperCollins, Stacy Gregg
If "The Girl Who Rode The Wind" didn't convince you how beautiful and majestic horses can be, then this book definitely will. The third stand-alone book written by Stacy Gregg will have you wondering why you're not out in the wilderness searching for long-lost, ancient species of wild horses. The unforgettable tale of the Abaco Barb horses which somehow descended from Spain to an island in the Bahamas; this is Stacy Gregg's version of her theory woven into an amazing children's novel which has s ...more
Kathleen Dixon
My youngest granddaughter loves horses so I'm continuing to read Stacy Gregg's books (though not the Pony Club ones, as I doubt she'll ever be involved with horses in that way).

This children's novel is based on an island in the Bahamas where a herd of wild horses used to live. I say 'used to' because human encroachment has killed them all off from the 1960s (see this link), the last one dying in 2015 despite huge efforts to save the bloodline. The book, however, is set in a scene where the hors
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always loved Stacy Gregg's writing style and exciting plots. I also was really intrigued by the historical aspect of the story; having the old diary made the book even better because we had 2 stories being told in parallel which mirrored each other in some ways. This made me very interested in the reality behind the story.

It was great to see the close relationships built between the girls and the horses and the way these were written about.

As always, another beautifully written book by
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
A holiday read with my daughter. I am not quite sure this was as good as the previous novel "Destiny and the wild horses" but she was determined this was the next book to be read, and to be fair she did enjoy it. So three stars from me, but four if you consider that I am clearly not the target audience! Good fun.
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great book would totally recommend this. If you are looking for another book just a exciting yo should read THE PRINCESS AND THE FOAL also by Stacy Gregg!
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Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was well written and exciting to read. I definitely recommend it.

Stacy Gregg's other books are also brilliant!
Paula Burgess
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great book my daughter insisted I read it would definitely recommend
Robert Stewart
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great story, recommended.
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