When Sara Smiled Author:Kathleen Robinson "You're something when you smile, do you know it?" Bart asked. "Your funny little face lights up like the sun." He was broed-shouldered, tanned, with crisp black hair--a boy any girl would admire. Blushing furiously, Sara longed to answer him with a clever quip. But it was entirely beyond her. Sara Thorne couldn't talk to boys. — Spring had... more » been working its magic on the countryside when Sara discovered Marmalade, Bart's magnificent thoroughbred. And through the horse she had met his owner. It shold have been the beginning of a perfect friendship, but as usual, Sara couldn't talk--there was only her wonderful and imaginative shyness manifesting itself in an appealing smile. That smile, combined with the heart of a gypsy, was a more powerful asset than she realized.
It was her vivacious friend, Liz Chamberlain, who suggested a solution to Sara's problem Could she learn to talk to boys by talking to a horse? A zany idea--with even zanier results! During that thrilling, often terrifying summer Sara learned to be her own girl. It was a time for joy and a time for tears, too, marked always by a special brightness when Sara smiled.« less