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Gib Rides Home
Gib Rides Home
Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
ISBN-13: 9780440412571
ISBN-10: 0440412579
Publication Date: 8/10/1999
Pages: 272
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
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From the back cover...
11 year old Gibson Whittaker has not known much comfort or kindness living at the Lovell House Home for Orphaned and Abandoned Boys. Gib's greatest wish, his "hope dream", is to belong to a real family. That's why he can't help being jealous when Georgie Olson gets adopted.
But this is the early 1900's, and not all adoptions are what they seem. Gib discovers that Georgie was really farmed out-sent to work on a ranch as unpaid labor until he's 18. He works hard and takes pride in how well he can "talk" to horses as he learns to be a wrangler. But this troubled family, full of tensions and secrets, is not what he'd hoped for; and anyway, he's just a farm-out. Gib wonders whether he will ever truly belong anywhere.