Desert Dancer (Phantom Stallion Series #7)

Desert Dancer (Phantom Stallion Series #7)

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by Terri Farley
     
 

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As Samantha adjusts to having a new step–mother, she must help the Phantom find his missing lead mare. But when she does, can Sam return the mare to her herd?

An injured mustang is taken off the range. Sam wants to do the right thing, but does that mean taking the horse away from her wild herd?

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As Samantha adjusts to having a new step–mother, she must help the Phantom find his missing lead mare. But when she does, can Sam return the mare to her herd?

An injured mustang is taken off the range. Sam wants to do the right thing, but does that mean taking the horse away from her wild herd?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
After her near-disastrous fall from a horse, thirteen-year-old Samantha Forster isn't sure she will ever feel totally comfortable on horseback again. But when an injured wild mustang is brought to Sam's River Bend Ranch to recuperate, Sam quickly realizes that she must conquer her fears if she is going to help gentle the wild mare, Queen. Sam's dad, recently remarried, is on his honeymoon in San Francisco, and Sam is all alone with her horse-shy Aunt Sue. Jake Ely, with whom Sam has a love-hate relationship, is the only one who is able to help Sam when a sleet storm threatens the livestock or when Queen tries to escape. What's more, Queen is the former lead mare of Sam's very special mustang, the Phantom Stallion—how will he lead his herd without this beautiful mare by his side? Readers who attempt to pick up this novel without having read the previous series volumes will likely be flummoxed by the quasi-mystical origins of the Phantom, which doesn't make sense out of context. There are also many passing references to Sam's previous adventures with the Phantom. Readers who aren't horse fans already will probably not find much to keep them reading—an understanding of basic equine vocabulary is assumed, and the plot is certainly not compelling enough to keep any but the most horse-mad readers drawn in. This is the seventh book in the "Phantom Stallion" series. 2003, Avon,
— Norah Piehl

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060537258
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/27/2003
Series:
Phantom Stallion Series, #7
Edition description:
1ST AVON E
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
352,398
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Terri Farley is the author of the wildly popular Phantom Stallion series, which has sold one million copies. For her new series, Wild Horse Island, Terri volunteered on a horse ranch in Hawaii for three weeks. After much coaxing, she returned to her husband in Verdi, Nevada, where she lives and writes.

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Desert Dancer (Phantom Stallion, 7) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.9 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although there were a few typos, I thought this book was amazing. All the excitment really made the book fantastic. I loved the part where Solcum finally got what he desirved! I also really like the sad parts, mostly at the very end. However, at the same time I don't like the sad parts like when Sam could tell Queen was upset because she would be away from the Phantom forever because I know what it feels like to be away from someone you love.
Veldra More than 1 year ago
This is a great story about a girl and her love for wild mustangs. This story shows the love between a girl and the horse she once owned. Would recomend to anyone that might undertand the thery of a girl and her horse. I recomend the whole serise.
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Medicence cat den result 7. This is the nursery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is te title of the book. This is res seve fur me.
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Love these books it reminds me of the bond i had with my little pie bald foal pinky cause she had spots that werr almost pink she was so cute but i ponied her on a cattle drive and i lost her in a bog she sunk right in i miss her so much somday i will be with her again and that will be the happiest time of my life or angalic life i loved her so mich and i still havnt gotten a new horse because no other hose could replace pinky
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Whenever I read this book it gave me goose bumps. I mean the capter always ended with something exciting, it made you want to keep reading. Altogether it was a really great book probably one of the best Phantom Stallion books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The wedding was nice, but my favorite part of it was, of course, meeting the Phantom's lead mare Queen. I can't remember if she was really in foal or not..isn't that horrible? Guess I'll have to reread it!! But that's not such a bad thing since it was GREAT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's been a while since I've read this book. I am starting to read Phantom Stallion #17 Firefly. However, I loved this book! It's starts off perfectly, where Sam thinks the red dun lead mare from the Phantom's herd is missing. The mare actually suffered from a damaged hoof and was rounded up by the BLM, branded, and since she was branded, Sam couldn't turn her to the wild. Meanwhile, a girl named Callie shows up and adopts the red dun, who she names Queen. Sam isn't sure she likes the idea, especially when she thinks Queen might be in foal to the Phantom! Soon, though, she gets used to it. And the Phantom gets a knew lead mare, so she really didn't have to do anything. I wasn't sure about Brynna and Dad getting married, but now I'm fine with it. The real thing I can't get over is that Brynna's pregnant! (You'll find this out in Phantom Stallion 16 The Wildest Heart). In this book, I also wanted to know what Sam would do to get revenge on Jake. When I got there, I was a little disappointed. I thought since Sam was so happy and since Quinn (Jake's brother) was smiling about her plan, too, that it would be really clever. But all that happened was, Sam took Witch, Jake's black Quarter Horse mare, and prettied her up. You know, put bows in her mane and stuff. Um, no offense and I thought it was a pretty good try, but I really didn't like that little scheme. What's the big deal? Anyway, the book was absolutely fabulous and I don't regret reading it! And I'm sure you won't either!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think like most of you. I Think that Sam and Jake should get together, I think that that will add a kick to the seires. I Love this series and recomend it to anyone! I have only read up to this one but I think that there is going to be something between Sam and Jake because He seams to enjoy flirting with her and he get more worried than expected. I understand that she almost dies alot but still.