DIVerse Families
 
No Small Thing

Title

No Small Thing

Authors

Natale Ghent

Publisher

HarperCollins

Pages

256 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781443401463

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Single parent; Poverty; single mother; financial hardship; debt; poor; living in poverty

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, 2006, Winner, English Fiction

Keywords

brothers and sisters; horses; responsibilities; family life

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

No Small Thing

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