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Title:
Star rise
Author:
Lasky, Kathryn, author.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2015.
Physical Description:
190 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
As the filly Estrella leads her herd north to good grass and water, the stallion Hold On, blinded in the canyon fire, is found by the human boy Tijo, who has an ability to understand horses that sets him apart from other humans--but when Hold On and Tijo catch up with the herd, Estrella must decide whether or not the horses should accept this boy or drive him away.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.1 6.0 172402.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.5 10 Quiz: 65509.
ISBN:
9780545397179
Format :
Book

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Get ready for a wild ride in book two of bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's brand-new middle grade animal fantasy series.



For the filly Estrella, nothing is more precious than freedom. She was born at sea, chattel to men sailing to the New World in search of gold. But Estrella and her herd escaped the conquerors and embarked on a journey across thousands of miles -- braving harsh terrains and fierce predators -- to a land where they can finally run wild.



But now, an unforeseen danger threatens to destroy the pack. A boy with a special gift is lost in the wilderness, and only the horses can keep him alive. But to save the boy, the herd will have to abandon their quest, and risk galloping straight back into the hands-and harnesses- of their captors.



And so, it's up to Estrella, the herd's unlikely leader, to make a life-changing decision. Should the horses accept the orphan boy as one of their own? How do you choose between freedom and friendship?




Author Notes

Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while she was teaching.

She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Author Lasky's skill in combining plot-driven adventure with emotionally complex writing is on display in book two of her Horses of the Dawn series. Filly Estrella and her herd are separated from an elderly stallion known as Hold On, after narrowly escaping from a canyon fire. Hold On, partially blinded by the blaze, is befriended by a young boy and outcast named Tijo, who has an immediate, mystical connection to the horse an animal he has never seen before. Estrella's leadership is tested as she decides whether to continue the search for Hold On or give him up as lost and continue their journey north.--Szwarek, Magan Copyright 2015 Booklist