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Publisher Comments:

Untamable. Damaged. Angry. Once full of promise and life, now a fiery knot of resentment and detachment. This is the story of Dream of Night, an injured and abused racehorse. Itand#8217;s also the story of Shiloh, a sarcastic eleven-year-old foster child. By chance, Dream of Night and Shiloh both find themselves under the care of Jessalyn DiLima. Just in timeand#8212;itand#8217;s a andlt;Iandgt;last andlt;/Iandgt;chance for them both.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Jess fosters animals and kids like Dream of Night and Shiloh for a reasonand#8212;sheand#8217;s a little broken, too. And as the three of them become an unlikely family, they recognize their similarities in order to heal their pastsand#8212;but not before one last tragedy threatens to take everything away.

Review:

"Alternating among the points of view of a damaged racehorse, an abused child, and the remarkable woman who brings them together, Henson (Here's How I See It--Here's How It Is) creates an affecting story about emotional recovery. Foster parent and animal rescuer Jess DiLima receives two new wards on the same day: Dream of Night, a 'shell of a horse' she saves on a Humane Society run, and Shiloh, a 12-year-old charge of the state. Both are full of anger and resentment when they arrive at Jess's rundown farm ('And Shiloh knows. The black horse hates the woman. Hates her, pure and simple. And somehow this makes it better'). But over time, touched by Jess's unwavering gentleness and patience, they begin to trust again. Besides highlighting the connections between Night and Shiloh, Henson also sheds light on Jess's painful history, sensitively conveying why she needs the horse and child as much as they need her. The book's climax--in which Night's previous owner attempts to steal him away-- reveals the strength of bonds that have formed among the characters. Ages 8 — 12. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

An abused horse. A damaged girl. A last chance for both...

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Heather Hensonandlt;/bandgt; grew up in Kentucky and recently returned to her home state after spending many years in Brooklyn, New York, where she worked as an editor of children's books and a freelance writer. She now lives on a farm with her husband, Tim and three children, and is the author of several picture books andandnbsp;novels, including andlt;iandgt;That Book Womanandlt;/iandgt;.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416948995
Author:
Henson, Heather
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
Animals - Horses
Subject:
Emotional problems
Subject:
Kentucky
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Emotional problems of teenagers
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Horses
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket (digital)
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 10.955 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Alternating among the points of view of a damaged racehorse, an abused child, and the remarkable woman who brings them together, Henson (Here's How I See It--Here's How It Is) creates an affecting story about emotional recovery. Foster parent and animal rescuer Jess DiLima receives two new wards on the same day: Dream of Night, a 'shell of a horse' she saves on a Humane Society run, and Shiloh, a 12-year-old charge of the state. Both are full of anger and resentment when they arrive at Jess's rundown farm ('And Shiloh knows. The black horse hates the woman. Hates her, pure and simple. And somehow this makes it better'). But over time, touched by Jess's unwavering gentleness and patience, they begin to trust again. Besides highlighting the connections between Night and Shiloh, Henson also sheds light on Jess's painful history, sensitively conveying why she needs the horse and child as much as they need her. The book's climax--in which Night's previous owner attempts to steal him away-- reveals the strength of bonds that have formed among the characters. Ages 8 — 12. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , An abused horse. A damaged girl. A last chance for both...
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