June 17, 2015

Dream of diving horses

The Girl on the High Diving Horse
by Linda Oatman High
illustrated by Ted Lewin

Ivy Cordelia and her photographer father spend summer 1936 in Atlantic City. Of all the sights and sounds, Ivy most loves the Steel Pier and the high-diving horses. She watches the act every day and dreams of being the girl on a high-diving horse. Will her dream come true?

Poetic words and old-fashioned, postcard-style pictures make for a nostalgic, magical read.

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