My Stable: e-books and out-of-print editions
"...a wise and satisfying novel." New York Times Review of Books
"Haas's exquisitely crafted prose is the driving force in this heartfelt story of family ties." Publisher's Weekly
Parents Choice Gold Award
Publisher's Weekly Best Book
A White Raven selection
To Sue Gorham, life in Westminster West isn’t fair, not at all. It isn’t fair that she has to do most of the backbreaking chores on their Vermont farm while her sister, Clare, gets to take exotic vacations with their wealthy aunt. It all started when Clare, who’s a year older than Sue, got sick. That was three years ago. Now, Clare is a chronic invalid too fragile to leave the house. One day Sue finds a diary in the attic, written by her father after he came home from the Civil War. After reading it, Sue suddenly falls ill. The sisters switch places as Sue becomes bedridden and Clare takes over her chores. That is, until the arsonist who’s been burning barns in their close-knit parish community strikes again—and this time, it’s the Gorham farm.
Based on real-life incidents in the author’s hometown, Westminster West vividly recreates rural life during the 1800s as it tells a moving and intriguing story of family, community, and sibling rivalry.
This ebook features a map and a historical afterword from the author.
“Haas’ writing is sure, and she makes both story and characters complex but not too complicated for readers.” —Booklist
“Provocative historical fiction.” —School Library Journal
“A thought-provoking story of the expectations of men and women after the Civil War.” —Kirkus Reviews
Keeping Barney was on several Children's Choice award lists, including Vermont's Dorothy Canfield Fisher list.
The sequel, A Horse Like Barney, also available from Open Road.
All 4 Beware books available as e-books from Open Road
"Will leave readers with a lingering sense of excited discovery, and of widening horizons." School Library Journal
Working Trot and Skipping School also available from Open Road
The books below are no longer in print. Many are available directly from me. For autographed copies email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spotted Appaloosas. Arabian steeds.
A big blonde Belgian will be my buddy. I'll brush him and bridle him and ride him bareback."
An alphabet for horse lovers, with horses from A to Z--and yes, horse lovers have a great x-word!
The history of the world, and it's all about horses. (Didn't you always kinda know?)
It's available from Open Road, but the hardcover published by Greenwillow is beautiful to hold. I still have copies available.
Long before Saige (American Girl) was the first doll to have her own clicker, Shaper (a Golden Kite Honor book) was the first YA novel to center on clicker training.