The Girl on the High Diving Horse

The Girl on the High Diving Horse Ivy Cordelia is plain lucky It s the summer of and she gets to stay in Atlantic City all summer long where there s so much to see boxing kangaroos human cannonballs card playing cats and high

  • Title: The Girl on the High Diving Horse
  • Author: Linda Oatman High Ted Lewin
  • ISBN: 9780399236495
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ivy Cordelia is plain lucky It s the summer of 1936, and she gets to stay in Atlantic City all summer long, where there s so much to see boxing kangaroos, human cannonballs, card playing cats and high diving horses If there s anyone luckier than she is, it must be the girl on the high diving horse, who daily performs her dangerous looking act while the crowd cheers.Ivy Cordelia is plain lucky It s the summer of 1936, and she gets to stay in Atlantic City all summer long, where there s so much to see boxing kangaroos, human cannonballs, card playing cats and high diving horses If there s anyone luckier than she is, it must be the girl on the high diving horse, who daily performs her dangerous looking act while the crowd cheers Ivy s dream is to be that girl But could she ever be that brave The spun candy and sea spray world of the Atlantic City boardwalk in the 1930s once again comes powerfully to life under the nostalgic artistry of Ted Lewin and Linda Oatman High.

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    1. I've always loved the movie "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" about diving horses, so I was excited to find this book about the same topic. The picture book is about an eight-year-old girl, Ivy Cordelia, who moves to Atlantic City for the summer with her father, a photographer. She is amazed by all the things to see, but her absolute favorite is the diving horse show and she goes to see it everyday. Ivy gets to meet Sonora and Arnette, the two sisters that dive with the horses in the show and they a [...]

    2. I loved the style of illustrations that Lewin chose to use. And I think High wrote a pretty good story--capturing the magic and wonder and nostalgia of many a child's experiences with Atlantic City. (Particularly with the high-diving horses.) I like the ending of the story and that the little girl got to dive, too. Of course, I LOVE the movie. Sweet, cheesy, sappy, clean, a love story, a good moral--all elements of Classic Heidi-Will-Love-It Movie. And, as never fails, once I learned it was base [...]

    3. While the illustrations were of high quality, I was not impressed by this book's glamorization of a controversial animal act, the "high diving horses" of New Jersey's Atlantic City. This rather bizarre performance was also given the glossed-over treatment in the 1990s Disney film "Wild Hearts Can't be Broken," incidentally, a flop for the studio. In 2012, a bid to re-open the diving horse act was shot down by public outcry.This isn't a book I'd recommend for veg*n/animal advocate families, unles [...]

    4. As a girl I loved the idea of Diving Horses and "Wild Hearts Cant' Be Broken" was a favorite movie. This book catches the feel of the 1930's in Atlantic City with lovely illustrations made to look like linen postcards of the era, as well as the young girl dream of diving horses. I loved that the author interviewed real-life diving girl, Arnette French, in her eighties at the time, and that Sonora Carver, also of 'diving girl' fame, was evidently her sister.

    5. This is another text that contains that same powerful thumbprint of listing and subject appropriate verbs. It really seems to be a stronger expression of Ted Lewin's connection to Atlantic City than that of Oatman High, but both pieces of this book are particularly strong. I sincerely enjoyed this story.

    6. Finny says: I would do that [jump with a high diving horse] if I had a helmet and my goggles and there was a giant floating thing in the water for me to fall on. Or maybe if it was under the water and it was a soft thing.

    7. This is an interesting fictional tale that reads like a memoir. The story is fun to read aloud and the illustrations evoke an older, nostalgic time. We really enjoyed reading this book together and learning more about summer life in Atlantic City in the 1930s.

    8. The story in interesting it's just the this book isn't very well put together. It to very wordy and drags.

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