StoryPlanet English story: Horses Don’t Sweat

Writer: David P. Steel                CEFR Level: B1

Synopsis: A teenager copes with the isolation of quarantine by finding solace in online videos of horses. A story of fear, courage and perseverance. A fictionalized merging of different true accounts of people who caught Covid-19 in the early months of the pandemic in 2020.

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