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By Jim Fergus. 2005
Now in paperback, a stirring historical novel from the author of One Thousand White WomenWhen Ned Giles is orphaned as…a teenager, he heads West, hoping to leave his troubles behind. He joins the 1932 Great Apache Expedition on their search for a young boy, the son of a wealthy Mexican landowner, who was kidnapped by wild Apaches. But the expedition's goal is complicated when they encounter a wild Apache girl in a Mexican jail cell, victim of a Mexican massacre of her tribe that has left her orphaned and unwilling to eat or speak. As he and the expedition make their way through the rugged Sierra Madre mountains, Ned's growing feelings for the troubled girl soon force him to choose allegiances and make a decision that will haunt him forever.In this novel based on historical fact, Jim Fergus takes readers on a journey of magnificent sweep and heartbreaking consequence peopled with unforgettable characters. With prose so vivid that the road dust practically rises off the page, The Wild Girl is an epic novel filled with drama, peril, and romance, told by a master. This is the novel your reading group will be talking about long past your discussion!
By Suzanne Selfors. 2017
The second exciting installment in the new adventure series!Lucky Prescott and Spirit, the wild stallion, have an unbreakable bond. Along…with their new best friends, Abigail and Pru, Lucky and Spirit set off on daring adventures, push their limits, and discover what it means to be truly free.DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free ©2017 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
By Suzanne Selfors. 2017
The thrilling world of DreamWorks Animation's Spirit Riding Free is brought to life in award-winning author Suzanne Selfors's original novel!…Twelve-year-old Lucky Prescott craves adventure, but as a young lady of society she's only been allowed to experience adventure through books. That is, until one fateful day when Lucky, her father, and her aunt leave their neat-and-tidy city life and travel to their new home out west-the Wild West. At first Lucky is excited, but during the long train ride to her new hometown of Miradero, she begins to worry. What if she doesn't make any new friends? Everyone in the West rides horses, but she's never been allowed to even sit on one. How can she possibly fit in? Anxious about the future, Lucky looks out the train window and sees a majestic wild stallion. When their eyes meet, she senses a connection. But when the stallion is caught by wranglers, Lucky's heart breaks. And when she next sees the stallion, he's tied to a post, refusing to be "broken in." Spirit Riding Free: The Adventure Begins is the story of a girl and a wild horse, equally out of place in a strange, new world, but equally fierce and brave. With each other to lean on, will these two free spirits be able to find a home together?
By Stacia Deutsch. 2018
Explore the world of DreamWorks Animation's Spirit Riding Free with this new series, written in diary format, featuring the innermost…thoughts of Lucky Prescott as she adventures with her best friends, Pru and Abigail!Dear Diary,This summer is turning out to be so weird. After I broke Aunt Cora's expensive glass bottle, I was sure I'd be working all summer just to buy her a new one. That's when Pru, Abigail, and I decided to start our very own PALs Adventure Camp to earn some money and babysit youngsters around town! But now my con boy cousin, Julian, is visiting Miradero, and he left me to take care of his little brother, Oliver! I can't tell if Oliver is a mini Julian-in-training or just a quiet kid, but one thing's for sure: Julian is definitely up to his old tricks again....More soon!LuckyDreamWorks Spirit Riding Free ©2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
By Stacia Deutsch. 2019
Explore the world of DreamWorks Animation's Spirit Riding Free with this adventurous new series, written in letter format, featuring the…innermost thoughts of all of Miradero's best PALs--Pru, Abigail, and Lucky! Dear Friend,The PALs are splitting up for spring break! Pru's staying in Miradero to help her dad on the range, Abigail is visiting her fancy cousin, and Lucky is going on vacation to Destiny Falls with her dad and new stepmom. As if being apart isn't weird enough, nothing over break is going as expected! Pru needs to run a children's rodeo by herself, Abigail's cousin Ariella doesn't want to spend time with her, and Lucky's cousin Julian keeps hinting that Lucky's family might want to extend their visit to Destiny Falls...permanently! Not being together is hard, but we're still there for one another through it all. PALs Forever!
By Stacia Deutsch. 2018
Explore the world of DreamWorks Animation's Spirit Riding Free with this adventurous new series, written in diary format, featuring the…innermost thoughts of one of the core PALs!Dear Diary,Can you believe Lucky, Abigail and I are traveling to a circus exhibition with El Circo dos Grillos? It's supposed to be the most spectacular event, with tons of circuses performing their best acts and sharing in amazing traditions. I'll even get do my clown act...but I'm feeling a bit nervous about it. I wish Dad and Mom were here to help me out. Especially now, since this girl Catalina keeps acting like her clown performance is going to be better than mine. I know it's not a competition, but it's sure starting to feel that way. It'll just have to be my best performance EVER!Here goes nothing!PruDreamWorks Spirit Riding Free ©2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
By Stacia Deutsch. 2018
Explore the world of DreamWorks Animation's Spirit Riding Free with this new series, written in diary format, featuring the innermost…thoughts of Abigail Stone as she adventures with her best friends, Lucky and Pru!Dear Diary,Can you believe Lucky, Pru, and I finally made it to our first Frontier Fillies Jamboree? It's going to be three whole days of riding, bonding, and tons of Fillies traditions! There are badges we can earn, but there's one prize I'm most excited for...the Hungerford Heart. At the end of the Jamboree, everyone votes to give the trophy to the herd of Fillies who best uphold Frontier Fillies values. I KNOW my herd deserves it, but I don't know if we stand a chance. My annoying little brother, Snips, has shown up, and he's about to ruin EVERYTHING!Wish us luck!AbigailDreamWorks Spirit Riding Free ©2018 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
By Claudia Guadalupe Martínez. 2021
Relive all of your favorite moments from DreamWorks Spirit Untamed, hitting theaters June 4, 2021, with this retelling that includes eight pages…of full-color images from the animated feature film! Lucky Prescott never really knew her late mother, Milagro Navarro, a fearless horse-riding stunt performer. Like her mother, Lucky isn&’t exactly a fan of rules and restrictions. When her aunt Cora moves them from their East Coast city to live in Miradero with Lucky&’s father, Lucky is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy little town. She has a change of heart when she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang who shares her independent streak, and befriends two local horseback riders, Abigail Stone and Pru Granger. When a heartless horse wrangler plots to capture Spirit and his herd and auction them off to a life of captivity and hard labor, Lucky enlists her new friends and bravely embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse who has given her freedom, a sense of purpose, and who has helped Lucky discover a connection to her mother&’s legacy. © 2021 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.