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Paint the wind

by Ryan, Pam Muñoz,

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 14 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv RYAN Pam
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CLP - Brookline Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Ryan, Pa
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Ryan, Pa
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Ryan, Pa
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Fiction J RYAN
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Fiction J RYAN
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j RYAN
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC RYAN
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j RYA
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Springdale Free Public Library Juvenile Fiction JUV RYAN
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Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade MG RYAN Pam Munoz
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Summary
Maya is a captive. In Grandmother's house in California, she is forbidden from playing or having friends, every word and action is strictly monitored, and even her memories of her mother have been erased--except within the imaginary world she has created. A world away, in the rugged Wyoming wilderness, a tobiano paint horse called Artemisia runs free, belonging only to the stars. The mother of a new foal and the lead mare of a harem band in a land where survival is precarious, she embodies the spirit of the wild--and she holds the key to Maya's memories. How Maya's and Artemisia's lives intertwine, like a braided rein, is at the heart of this richly drawn adventure about freedom and captivity, about holding on and letting go.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Since her parents' deaths when she was six, Maya, now 11, has lived a luxurious but wholly repressed existence with her paternal grandmother. Housekeepers have overseen her basic needs and supervised her homework, and Maya has made a game of driving off the ones who curry favor with Grandmother and watching as the others depart when the old lady's despotism overwhelms them. Then Grandmother dies, and Maya is whisked off to her mother's relatives in Wyoming, where her new life begins. Ryan parallels and foreshadows Maya's growth and change with glimpses of an exuberant herd of wild horses, a mothering mare, the stallion that leads the herd, and an adolescent stallion that must leave the herd to establish itself. The stories are quite cleverly wound together, and readers will understand much more about Maya's character from viewing it in relation to what happens to the horses. In spite of the book's character-driven core, there's lots of adventure here (both human and equine), and the pace never lags for an instant.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "An overprotected orphan, an imperious guardian who dies suddenly, a tender reunion with long-lost rustic relatives-Ryan (Esperanza Rising) opens her tween crowd-pleaser with tried-and-true material, and follows with even more of a sure thing, a horse story. The author gets the romance just right, from 11-year-old heroine Maya's aching desire to learn about her long-dead mother and fit into her mother's family, to Maya's instant connection with the horses raised and trained by her great-aunt Vi. Details surrounding the care and riding of horses are both authentic and copious. Accordingly, readers aren't likely to mind either the cliched characters or gaps in plausibility. Nor will they blink as Ryan interweaves the narrative with segments told from the perspective of a wild mare named Artemisia (after, says Vi, the 17th-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi): "She draped her neck over his withers, reassuring herself that [her colt] wasn't going anywhere with a band of bachelor stallions." When Maya learns that Artemisia was once her mother's horse, a pairing seems inevitable; Ryan exploits it for maximum effect as the centerpiece of an attenuated survival sequence that involves an earthquake, broken bones, near-starvation, bareback riding and, of course, a bond between wild horse and child. The overstuffed quality of the plot may seem like a good thing to the target audience-adventure plus horses trumps realism anytime. Ages 9-12. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Ranch life -- Wyoming -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Wyoming -- Juvenile fiction.
Horses -- Juvenile fiction.
Wild horses -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Ranch life -- Wyoming -- Fiction.
Families -- Wyoming -- Fiction.
Horses -- Fiction.
Wild horses -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Wyoming -- Juvenile fiction.
Wyoming -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Press,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 327 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 327).
ISBN 9780439873628
0439873622
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