The Escape - Kathryn Lasky (Hardcover)

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7 Jan 2014
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Kathryn Lasky
Horses of the Dawn
Number of Pages
210 x 140 x 19mm (354g)


  • Captured by humans who subsequently abandoned them in the ocean, a terrified herd of horses miraculously survives as a result of the leadership of a ghost horse whose filly daughter must take charge and find the herd a safe home in a strange and threatening land. By the Newbery Honor-winning author of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series.
  • Estrella is a filly, daughter of the lead mare, one of a shipment of horses bound for the new world, but when the ship is becalmed and the horses are dropped overboard to lighten the load, Estrella finds that it is up to her to lead the herd to land and safety.


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

The horses are in danger. They were rounded up by the two-legs and forced onto a boat to cross the wide ocean. The journey went badly and the boat was deemed too heavy, so the two-legs forced the horses into the sea and sailed away, leaving the herd to die in the deep.

By a miracle, the horses survived and made it to land. All but one -- the ghost horse, the leader of the pack. Now it's up to her daughter, only a filly, to take charge of the terrified herd. Stranded in a new land, surrounded by two-legs, will the horses find a way to live safe and free?

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Horses
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings under Animals)
BIC Classification 1
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
BIC Classification 2
Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)
BIC Classification 3
Social issues: environment & green issues (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
Horses; Juvenile fiction.
Library Subject 2
Mothers and daughters; Juvenile fiction.
Library Subject 3
Leadership; Juvenile fiction.
Academic Subject 1
Children's Fiction / Action Adventure
Academic Subject 2
Children's Fiction / Fantasy
Dewey Classification

Author Bio

Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole fantasy series has more than seven million copies in print, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well as A TIME FOR COURAGE and other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such as BEYOND THE BURNING TIME and TRUE NORTH. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.

Review Quotes

Praise for Kathryn Lasky's Wolves of the Beyond series: This is a soulful, searching read consumed with the spiritual journeys of animals and the ethereal connection between slayer and slain. . . . With an invigorating ending that bodes well for the next volume. -- BOOKLIST

The author builds a captivating world of forest, snow and volcanoes populated by intelligent animals and weaves a compelling story sure to bring readers back for the second installment. -- KIRKUS REVIEWS