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With his mother missing and his father dead, twelve-year-old Flip's new home is a remote Dutch island. Menaced by the local bullies and followed everywhere by a mysterious girl, he wonders how he'll ever adapt to life on his uncle's farm.
But everything changes the day a sinking ship leaves a horse drowning in the waves. Risking his life to rescue it, Flip is told he may keep the horse -- but only if he can teach it how to work for its keep. From that moment on a friendship grows. But can a boy and a horse really save each other? And what other dark storm threaten their hard-won happiness?
Storm Horse is a thrilling, heartfelt tale of a boy, a horse, and their journey together towards a new life.
Nick Garlick was born in 1954 and lived, worked, or went to school in just about every part of England before moving to the Netherlands in 1990.
His first book, California Dreaming, was a science-fiction thriller published in 1981. After many years working as a freelance technical writer, copywriter, editor, and translator, he published his first two children's stories with Andersen Press.
He now lives with his wife and a vegetable-eating cat in the city of Utrecht, where he's currently working on more children's stories.