Manufacturer: Raven Publishing, Inc.
Model: "Miranda and Starlight," by Janet Muirhead Hill
Purchase: Available through Amazon.com, heard of the Starlight Books through word-of-mouth: that they were more in depth than just a horse story, that they instill moral values while being entertaining and tell the story of what children deal with in growing up in today's society, using the heroine,Miranda, as a role model. Price: $9.00
Likes: "It's about a girl named Miranda who's sent to live with her grandparents and attend a new school. A big bully dares Miranda to ride a beuatiful horse in a field near school, and it sends her on an adventure where she learns about honesty and makes new friends. I see a lot of myself in Mirnada, because we both love horses and caring for them."-Nicolle Caraway, 13, Colorado, from the Young Horseman section of Western Horseman, August 2004.
Quality: With full color cover art, illustrated by gallery artist Pat Lehmkuhl, it features twenty-two black and white line drawings within the pages of the book. The overall quality makes for a collector's item, due to the beautiful story and beautiful artwork.
Summary: All horse lover's will relate to this joyful story of a spunky young girl's journey with the horse of her dreams. The main character, Miranda Stevens, inspires young readers as she discovers the importance of faith, friendship, and integrity. Plans are in the works to turn the modern-day classic into a movie, and custome quizzes are available through Renaissance Learning's Accelerated Reader for academic purposes.Large type, understandable words and illustrations make this book easy to read.
Author: Nicolle Caraway, 13, from Young Horseman section of Western Horseman, August 2004
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