Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff

"Sudden light burst against the foal's closed eyes."

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Abstract: When twelve-year-old Lidie leaves Brazil to join her father and brother on a horse ranch in New York, she has a hard time adjusting to her changed circumstances, as does a new horse that has come to the ranch.

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books; 147 pages

3 comments:

idaho-laurie said...

I thought this book was wonderful, and so much more than a "horse story." The stories of the wild filly and the wild girl are woven together seamlessly. It's on my Newbery list for sure.

Jill said...

I thought Giff did a very good job of creating her main character Lidie. From confident, to unsure of herself, then back to confident again, I enjoyed going on Lidie's journey with her. With great supporting characters, including the horses, it was a well rounded story. A contender in my opinion.

Jen said...

This book isn't on my Newbery list, but it was a nice story. Lidie was well-drawn, and her journey is an important one to share. Not your typical horse book-- whew!