No Small Thing
Family Relationships; Single parent; Poverty; single mother; financial hardship; debt; poor; living in poverty
Then twelve-year-old Nathaniel and his two sisters, Cid and Queenie, discover an ad for a free pony in the paper, they can hardly believe their luck. The pony is theirs, as long as they can afford to take care of it. But what will their mother say? Nat knows things are hard for his mom; his dad walked out on them four years ago. But having a pony would help Nat and Cid stop bickering and it would mean so much to Queenie. When Nat's mother lets them keep it, life is still not easy, but at the end of each day, Nat knows his pony is waiting from him. Until a fire destroys the barn.
Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, 2006, Winner, English Fiction
brothers and sisters; horses; responsibilities; family life
Ghent, Natale, "No Small Thing" (2014). DIVerse Families. 902.