Paint (Paperback)

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Paint (Paperback)


CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2015) - Commended

The life story of a painted mustang set against the backdrop of America's Great Plains in the late 1800s.
It's the late 1800s. A Lakota boy finds an orphaned mustang foal and brings her back to his family's camp, naming her Paint for her black-and-white markings. Boy and horse soon become inseparable. Together they learn to hunt buffalo, their fear of the massive beasts tempered by a growing trust in each other.

When the U.S. Cavalry attacks the camp, the pair is forced onto separate paths. Paint's fate becomes entwined with that of settlers, who bring irreversible change to the grassland, setting the stage for environmental disaster. Bought and sold several times, Paint finally finds a home with English pioneers on the Canadian Prairie.

With a great dust storm looming on the horizon, man and horse will need to work together if they hope to survive.
Jennifer Dance has a passion for equality and justice. Her other novels for young people are Red Wolf and Hawk, which were both shortlisted for the Forest of Reading awards. A true horse person and an avid environmentalist, Jennifer lives on a small farm in Stouffville, Ontario.

Product Details ISBN: 9781459728684
ISBN-10: 1459728688
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015
Pages: 248
Language: English