Reading ➸ Storm Horse Author Nick Garlick –

Storm Horse With His Mother Missing And His Father Dead, 12 Year Old Flip S New Home Is A Remote Storm Tossed Dutch Island Menaced By The Local Bullies And With A Shadowy Mute Girl As His Only Friend, Flip Tries To Adapt To Life On His Uncle S Farm But His Whole Life Changes When A Sunken Transport Ship Leaves A Drowning Stallion Floundering In The Waves Risking His Life To Rescue It, Flip Is Told He Can Keep The Troublesome Horse If He Can Teach It How To Work For Its Keep.

Reading ➸ Storm Horse  Author Nick Garlick –
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Storm Horse
  • Nick Garlick
  • English
  • 01 January 2019
  • 9781910002599

    10 thoughts on “Reading ➸ Storm Horse Author Nick Garlick –

  1. says:

    3.5 out of 5 stars This book had been on my TBR for nearly 4 years Storm Horse is a Middle Grade novel set in Holland and follows a young boy called Flip He is eleven and was living with his Dad in the centre of Amsterdam until he drowns in a river Flip s Mum left the family a few years prior due to the breakdown in relationship between her and her husband Flip is then sent to live with his Uncle, Aunt and cousin on an island off of the Dutch mainland and becomes a target for a set of cruel bullies just after his arrival During a fierce storm, he and the ghost girl rescue a horse out in the ocean and Flip wants to keep it as his own A story about bonding, adventure and friendship The length was short and overall, the pacing was quick I wasn t a fan of m...

  2. says:

    Flip is an 11 year old boy living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, when his world gets flipped upside down and he has to move to a Dutch island to live with his uncle While Flip begins to discovers the joy of country living, he also experiences some loneliness and bullying but one day rescues a horse from the sea who he calls Storm Now Flip has to work hard at making sure he can keep his new friend, and keep him safe from those trying to harm him.This is a brilliant middle grade book and perfect for any one who loves horses or just loves some boyish adventures Flip is an extremely adorable main character and I really love his character development throughout the book from a meek, mild boy afraid to even talk to his uncle to someone who isn t afraid of standing up for what he believes in or who Flip s connection with horses is extremely enviable and his relationship with Storm is lovely to read about while i would have loved a bit of Flip learning to ride, this isn t that kind of book It focuses on the building of relationships and the trust between boy and horse.This book confronts bullying and Flip does suffer from bullying and intimidation throughout He learns himself how to stand up for himself and be proud of who he is and i loved it In typical children s book form, the bad guys get their comeuppance which was extremely satisfactory I also enjoyed the inclusion of the Ghost Girl She was a bit of mystery a...

  3. says:

    Please read review in its entirety at to his middle grade literary roots, author Nick Garlick, takes a departure from sci fi fantasy and offers a different style for readers in Storm Horse.It s the mid 1960 s, and through some unfortunate circumstances, 12 year old Flip comes to live with his uncle s family on their farm located on the small Dutch island of Mossum Third person narrative captures smooth fluid writing as readers get to know Flip and discover his new surroundings alongside him The author captures readers attention with his description of farm and island life, while realistic conflict moves the story forward as Flip faces internal and external conflict A wonderful character for readers to become acquainted with, Flip displays tenacity with his adjustment to his new circumstances, bravery as he overcomes fears, and sensitivity with his consideration for others.Although the story revolves around Flip, he is not the only intriguing character that is presented t...

  4. says:

    When I first saw this book in the library I thought it was going to be somewhat of a ree write of the black stallion wow was I wrong This book is amazing it kept my interest and I could put it down

  5. says:

    When I first saw Storm Horse, what initially drew me in was the book cover, it matches the story perfectly and conveys what the story is about I had never heard of the author before, nor had I read any of his work, so I had no expectations going into this book.Storm Horse begins with Flip, the protagonist, travelling with his Uncle to his new home He is to stay there with his Uncle, Aunt, and Cousin after the death of his father What begins as a lonely start, with lots of hard work thrown in, soon turns out to be so much when Flip rescues a drowning horse from the sea When the characters were first introduced I really didn t think much of Flip s Uncle Andries, I thought he was too overpowering, to controlling of Flip and his move, and he did not show any sympathy towards him for having no family left The island that Flip is travelling to sounds desolate and sad, but as Flip explores he discovers about the island, and begins to make a few friends, and enemies.Mr Mesman, I have never detested a character as much as I detested him He thinks he owns the island as he has money, and imagines himself as the owner, as someone who can buy up the land for his own needs His sons are just as bad and cause trouble everywhere they go The are spoilt brats with not a single conscience between them.Storm Horse was an interesting read, it has a mixture of older and poorer times, people work hard to get where t...

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    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineAfter the death of his father in the 1960s, Flip has to move from Amsterdam to a remote Dutch island to live with his aunt and uncle on a farm His mother left when he was younger, and his father was a career thief, so a quiet country house with his cheery aunt and his quiet and stalwart uncle is not the worst place to be He meets a girl who does not talk, can hang out with his cousin, and is given a hard time by local bullies, whose father owns the local hotel He also has rescued a horse who escaped a sinking ship, and is allowed to raise it on his uncle s farm It takes a lot of money to feed a horse, however, and money is tight Flip sells the record player that was his mother s and buys a little time, but an odd incident with the horse in the hotel puts him in peril The hotel owner wants to buy his uncle s farm and build another hotel on it How can he save his new found home and keep the horse that he has come to love Strengths I liked this one It moved quickly, and kept me interested It was a good length and didn t spend to...

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    Wow Just wow Regular readers know how much I prefer the main character to be female From the summary I was really only interested in the Ghost Girl as the mute girl gets called , but from the first paragraph I was hooked on Flip s story too I got tearful on than one occasion for all that Flip suffers People that young shouldn t have to go through that loss Taking care of Storm changes Flip s life It gives him something to focus on while working through his grief, and the turmoil of emotions surrounding his missing mother Typically it isn t an easy ride it s not just the bullies Storm is far from a perfect horse not his fault , and than once Flip gets in trouble and nearly loses Storm for good The ending is beyond happy, it really is I m so lucky I could read this in one sitting, there s drama in almost every chapter the happy ones are a pleasure to read, with the others putting me on the edge of my seat because it felt like there was no way out other than the awful outcome which Flip thought would happen for each of the various scenarios, Storm ends up loving him, pulling him through and out from the hard times, helping him to forge bonds in his new life, and building bridges with Ghost Girl which will prove vital by the end His grouchy uncle isn t all that bad, his aunt is wonderful to Flip, and his cousin is a sweetie who I loved to spend page time with I ll be lending this to a friend, and can t wait to reread it Psst, I d really like a sequel too I recei...

  8. says:

    A sweet tale in the tradition of boy and horse stories Flip had my heart from page one.

  9. says:

    Another great read aloud for school.

  10. says:

    Flip s father has died and his mother left several years ago His only family is his uncle who lives on an island off Holland s northern coast During a storm, a boat carrying horses capsizes and all are feared drowned One horse makes it close to shore, and Flip is able to rescue it by freeing it from its harness After much fuss from the local hotel owner, the mayor agrees that the horse should go to Flip Flip has not felt so happy since his mother left But the hotel owner s sons are determined to ruin Flip s happiness They bully both him and the horse Like father, like son Their dad not only wants the horse, but also his uncle s farm.I enjoyed the story, especially Flip s aunt Mr Messman represents the underhanded, poor example of a human, while his aunt represents the person we all aspire to be like I m personally fascinated by island life, and the ...

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