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Bessie Twinker Carries the Day

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 6

Author

Deborah
Hopkinson

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 21, Num 11, July 1994

Story Summary

A nice recounting based on a true incident in the life of Isabella Bird during her stay in Hawaii. During a trip on horseback from Hilo to Waipio Valley, Ms Bird and her companion find that the rivers are too high to cross but for the fortitude of Isabella's mare, Bessie Twinker.