Synopses & Reviews
Award winning author Margarita Engle brings a tale of history mixed with a touch of fantasy.
"When Mamacita chose to call me Estrellita, / it was her way of imagining a little bit / of starlight, deep down in that cavern / where only rare streaks of day or night / could reach--now, Lucero and I will be / Morning Star and Little Star, / a lit-from-within racing team "
A young girl stricken with rickets and her mother face the aftermath of the Spanish-American War, the challenges of a new century and innovative teachers.
Dreams realized and dreams crushed exploring the freedoms only a magical horse can offer.