Books by M.P. Barker

MENDING HORSES by M.P. Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"An absorbing look into a patch of past not often examined. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
In this sequel to A Difficult Boy (2008), 16-year-old Daniel Linnehan, now released from his indenture and the owner of a chestnut mare named Ivy, finds freedom difficult to manage. Read full book review >
A DIFFICULT BOY by M.P. Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2008

"Though the resolution seems forcibly tidy, the sense that events are taking place in a different time, when people held different attitudes and expectations, comes through clearly. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Indentured to prosperous Massachusetts merchant George Lyman, nine-year-old farmboy Ethan Root initially hates working with the moody, sharp-tongued bound boy everyone calls Paddy. Read full book review >