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WILD GIRL by Patricia Reilly Giff
This story is narrated by 2 special characters. One part is told by a 12 year old girl named Lidie who is leaving Brazil to join her brother and father on a racehorse ranch in New York. The second part is told by a new-born foal born on a farm far away from the race track. Both Lidie and the foal have a hard time with their new life, but finally meet at the racehorse ranch. Will Lidie convince her father and brother that she is not the little girl they left behind? Will she be able to show them that she is a strong rider who doesn’t need lessons from her brother? Can she befriend the new foal that is destined to be a great racehorse? A great story for horse lovers!
THE BLUE SHOE by Roderick Townley
A shoemaker makes one blue shoe for a dark stranger. Everyone in the town of Aplanap desires that one shoe, even the Mayor’s wife. But the stranger told the shoemaker he would come back for that shoe and to sell it to no one. Years go by and the shoe stays in the shop, admired by all. And so the story begins for Hap Barlo, the shoemaker’s helper. He finds himself stuck in the middle of the disappearance of the shoe, being called a thief and sent off to Mount Xexnax, from which no one has ever returned! Find out what happens on that mountain and how the shoe will play an important part.
WILD RIVER by P.J. Petersen
Twelve year old Ryan loves video games. His older brother Tanner loves outdoor adventures. When Tanner invites Ryan to go on an over-night camping, kayaking trip, Ryan really doesn’t want to go. But when Tanner convinces Ryan it will be a really fun trip, Ryan decides to go along. The trip turns tragic when Tanner has a terrible accident and Ryan has to save his older brother. Full of self-doubt, Ryan tries over and over to get help for his brother. See how this story ends. Does Ryan have what it takes to save Tanner?