Wind Dancer by Chris Platt is a middle grade novel that will entertain and educate young readers. Set in the southwest, the story is realistic and well written.
Thirteen-year-old Ali, and her best friend, Cara, sneak into a neighbor’s barn one night to see how the skinny horses are doing. The girls are appalled at their lack of care and the next day they contact Animal Control anonymously. For a girl who lost interest in everything horses after a bad riding accident that caused her horse’s death, Ali’s passion is ignited once again – especially after the two rescues are placed at her home for veterinarian guided care.
Meanwhile, her older brother, Danny, has had severe problems adjusting to his new life after returning home from Afghanistan, minus one leg. Ali tries to reconnect to him but Danny will need an outside influence to open up to his family again and agree to get help for his PTSD.
To learn more about this great book, visit:
Peachtree Publishers: http://peachtree-online.com/index.php/book/wind-dancer.html
Peachtree Blog: http://peachtreepub.blogspot.com/
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