We’re delighted to announce the re-release of our middle grade book, “The SkyHorse” by HL Carpenter. “The SkyHorse” is the story of 14 year old Tovi Taggert. Tovi leaps into things without bothering to look first, a trait her more cautious mother is certain will get her into trouble. When Tovi finds a winged horse, she doesn’t think twice before bringing it home. Then a mysterious stranger shows up and odd things begin happening. To save the horse, Tovi must learn to use her impetuousness to her advantage.
Title: The SkyHorse | Author: HL Carpenter | Re-Issue Date: May 30, 2015 | Publisher: Top Drawer Ink Corp. | Pages: 150 | Recommended Age: 10+
Book Description: Fourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck—until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers.
When fourteen year old Tovi Taggert moves to Honeysuckle Hollow to take care of her grandmother, she has a hard time fitting in. For one thing, she’s been tagged with the hated nickname Too-Tall Tovi. For another, everyone at Honeysuckle Hollow High believes Tovi played the Choking Game with someone else’s boyfriend and made out with him besides.
As if she doesn’t have enough problems, after the latest stand-off in the school hallway, Tovi finds a gorgeous speckled egg nestled in a feather lined nest.
She takes the egg home. Mysterious visitors begin appearing almost immediately. Even more worrisome, whatever is inside the egg starts chipping its way out.
When the egg hatches, revealing a winged horse, Tovi’s troubles multiply.
As she struggles to return the horse to the magical land where he belongs, Tovi must make a courageous decision—and accept what that decision will cost her.
More About the Book
The SkyHorse (ebook)
Genre: Middle Grade fantasy
Rating: Sweet, clean (minimal offensive language; no explicit love scenes)
Suitable for: Ages 10 and up
Length: Novel (49,000 words; 150 pages)
What reviewers say: “I would recommend this book to anyone who loves horse stories, you won’t be disappointed!”
About the Author: HL Carpenter
The Carpenter’s next novel, Pirate Summer, is about a teen girl who must travel two hundred years into the past to find her missing brother.
Florida-based mother/daughter author duo HL Carpenter writes sweet, clean fiction that is suitable for everyone in your family. The Carpenters write from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit HLCarpenter.com to enjoy gift reads and excerpts and to find out what’s happening in Carpenter Country.