The Escape - Kathryn Lasky (Paperback)

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9780545397308
Department
Books
Released
25 Nov 2014
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Kathryn Lasky
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Scholastic Paperbacks
Series
Horses of the Dawn
Language
English
Number of Pages
240
Dimensions
194 x 133 x 20mm (136g)

Annotation

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.

Summary

Run Wild. Run Free.

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 3-4 Ages 8-9
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings under Animals)
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Horses
BISAC Subject 4
Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings under Animals)
BIC Classification 1
Social issues: environment & green issues (Children's / Teenage)
Library Subject 1
Mothers and daughters
Library Subject 2
Leadership
Library Subject 3
Horses
Dewey Classification
FIC

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

A haunting story of loss, self-discovery, survival, and homecoming. Publishers Weekly
As in her Guardians of Ga'hoole series, Lasky uses animals to touch on very human issues . . . the cost of freedom and the adversity that comes with the pursuit of one's dreams. Kirkus Reviews
Readers will root for Estrella and eagerly await the next installment. Booklist " "A haunting story of loss, self-discovery, survival, and homecoming." - Publishers Weekly
"As in her Guardians of Ga'hoole series, Lasky uses animals to touch on very human issues . . . the cost of freedom and the adversity that comes with the pursuit of one's dreams." -Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will root for Estrella and eagerly await the next installment."- Booklist