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Serilda’s Star by Olive Rambo Cook
Shy at having to go to school alone the first day, because father has work for Jeff, Serilda does not seem a girl who will boldly exchange her precious gold locket for a dying horse. The family is concerned for her and indignant at the camper responsible for the transaction
Yet, they are often to be grateful they have Star. Once the pretty sorrel mare has made up her mind to live, she is playmate and helper in everything. Loyal and gentle, she holds the rope on the wayward, half-loosened ferry until they can secure it, thereby saving the threatened bridge. When Jeff cuts himself severely, it is Star who makes the long miles to town and doctor in time to save him. Because of their courageous help, Serilda and her mare are to be first over the bridge when it opens officially. But she makes sure Katie, the camper’s girl, and Jeff are beside her. For readers age 11 and older.