If Willie could have his dream, he would go to Sable Island and ride free over the sand dunes on the back of a wild horse. Instead, 11-year-old Willie must work in the coal mines of Cape Breton, hardly ever seeing the light of day. But with the help of Gem, the gentle pit pony, he discovers that things aren’t always as bad as they seem. And a surprising event reveals that miracles can happen, even in a coal mine.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers|
|Number of Pages||136|
Author: Zoe Lucas
Zoe Lucas is one of the few permanent residents on Sable Island and is involved in research and environmental monitoring programs, including studying its wild horses and sea birds.
Author: Joyce Barkhouse
Former teacher Joyce Barkhouse has been writing stories for many years. She has won many awards for excellence in writing and for her contributions to children's literature.