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The Water Horse

The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith
Jun 13, 2000 | 112 Pages
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    Jun 13, 2000 | 112 Pages | 6-9 years

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    Nov 13, 2007 | 6-9 years

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    Jul 15, 2015 | 128 Pages | 6-9 years

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"When eight-year-old Kirstie finds a mysterious egg on the beach after a big storm, no one in the family expects it to hatch. But the next day, after a night in the bathtub, a mysterious little creature is born: part turtle, part horse, part frog, with an alligator tail. Only Kirstie’s grandpa knows its true identity: a Water Horse, the sea monster of Scottish legend. The creature becomes a family pet, tamable and lovable, though with a huge appetite. As he grows and grows, the family must decide where to place him, somewhere away from those who would exploit him or, worse, accidentally become his dinner; perhaps Loch Ness would be safest. This well-written, fast-paced fantasy combines a popular subject with appealing, distinctive characters, humor, and drama. King-Smith’s imaginative spin on an old myth makes the outrageous possible."–Booklist

"It’s an ideal family read-aloud." –The Horn Book Magazine

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