Synopses & Reviews
When 13-year-old Samantha returns home to her family′s cattle ranch in Nevada, she′s worried. She moved away two years ago to recover from a bad fall off her beloved mustang, Blackie, and she′s still not sure she can get back in the saddle. Her new colt doesn′t seem to like her, and the other ranchers treat her like the boss′s spoiled daughter, and Blackie has been missing since that fateful day.
But that′s just the beginning. When Sam suddenly finds the fate of a mysterious mustang who may or may not be the missing Blackie - resting in her hands, she has to learn to be a real cowgirl, ready or not. The classic theme of a girl and her horse is set against a backdrop of mustangs, tumbleweeds, and a West that′s still Wild.
Phantom Stallion #1: The Wild One
On a moonlit night, a mustang comes to Sam. Is it Blackie grown up and gone wild? Is it the legendary phantom stallion? Or could it be both?
andquot;Gorgeously written, richly photographed and passionately argued, WILD AT HEART will ignite the hearts of every horse lover. Thank you, Teri Farley and Melissa Farlow, for bringing us the truth about Americaand#39;s wild mustangs and burros--and for giving us the courage to rise up in defense of these native animals, to allow them to once again thrive in their rightful home.andquot;--Sy Montgomery, author of Kakapo Rescue, a Sibert Award winner
A new series introduces 13-year-old Samantha, who returns home to her family's ranch two years after she left to recover from a fall off her beloved mustang, Blackie, who has been missing since that day. On one moonlit night, a mysterious mustang comes to Sam. Is it Blackie, all grown up and gone wild--or it is the legendary phantom stallion?
Mustangs have thrived for thousands of generations. But now they are under attack from people who see them as pests. The lucky ones are adopted. Some are sent to long-term holding pens; more and more are sold for slaughter. But courageous young people are trying to stop the round-ups and the senseless killings. They are standing up to the government and big business to save these American icons. With eye witness accounts, cutting-edge science, and full-color photographs, Terri Farley and Melissa Farlow invite readers into the world of mustangs in all its beauty, and profile the young people leading the charge to keep horses wild and free. Includes notes and sources, index, and glossary.
About the Author
Terri Farley is the author of the Phantom Stallion series. Her research for the series led to her awareness of mustangs and the challenges they face. Terri lives in Verdi, Nevada. Learn more about Terri and her work at terrifarley.com.Melissa Farlow is a Pulitzer-prize winning photographer who learned about the plight of mustangs when shooting a story forandnbsp;National Geographic. She lives in Sewicki, Pennsylvania.