FirehorseBook - 2006
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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"Oh, come now," he said with an all-too-patronizing chuck under the chin. "Just think of him as a stubborn horse and apply your obvious talents. And remember this from someone who's been around five more years than you have: Nothing worth having comes easily."
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