Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West [NOOK Book]

Overview

Horses were in Annie Bronn’s blood. For as long as she could remember, she had been fascinated by the spirited wild mustangs that roamed free throughout the West. So when greedy cattlemen started to round up the mustangs for slaughter, Annie knew it was up to her to save the breed.

The true story of Wild Horse Annie’s crusade to save the mustangs is inspiring. Readers will cheer her on, all the way to the ...
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Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West

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Overview

Horses were in Annie Bronn’s blood. For as long as she could remember, she had been fascinated by the spirited wild mustangs that roamed free throughout the West. So when greedy cattlemen started to round up the mustangs for slaughter, Annie knew it was up to her to save the breed.

The true story of Wild Horse Annie’s crusade to save the mustangs is inspiring. Readers will cheer her on, all the way to the White House, in her struggle to preserve these beautiful creatures from extinction.

A fictional retelling, from the point of view of Annie Bronn Johnston, of how this Nevada woman fought to protect the American wild horse, the mustang, from extinction because of professional killers who chased the horses for use in dog food.

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Editorial Reviews

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Publishers Weekly "A sure-fire block-buster."

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Engrossing as a story of the preservation of wild animals and truly moving as a story of a dauntless woman."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442488052
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 308,496
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Marguerite Henry was the beloved author of such classic horse stories as King of the Wind, Misty of Chincoteague, and Stormy: Misty’s Foal, all of which are available in Aladdin paperback editions.
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If God has a kind of plan for all of us, I like to think He coupled me with horses right from the start. It is not just my own mustang, Hobo, that is part of me. All horses call to me. We sort of belong together. This could not be just an accident.

I remember the first time I saw a band of wild mustangs. It was only a flash. My Pa and I were freighting a load of wool over the mountains to California when suddenly he reined in and pointed. I saw the reason. Far off on a mesa a string of mustangs was running into the wind. It must have been into the wind, for their tails streamed out behind and their manes lifted like licks of flame. And just by looking I was out there with them, and I could hear their snortings and their hoofs ringing, and I could feel my own hair blowing and my lungs gulping for air, and I shivered in joy at such freedom.

I remember whispering, "Whose are they, Pa?"

And Pa saying, "They're runaways — gone wild." There was a look of wanting in Pa's face, but excitement too at the free wildness.

"Will they always live there, free like that...and then their colts and grand-colts?"

Pa startled me with his sudden stern tone. "They could! If men don't get too grabby for every smitch of land for their cattle."

Even as he said it, a cow bawled nearby. And in the distance a fading line of dust was all that remained of the wild ones.

Pa clucked to his team and we drove off. For miles of mountain turns we rode in silence. We were still holding onto the beauty we had seen. I could still hear the echo of faraway hoofbeats. I could listen to nothing else. Yet even as I sighed in joy I felt a vague, uneasy worry. I didn't want anything ever to happen to them; I wanted them always to be free. But could they?

That was the first time horses called to me. But now I know that God had a plan for me long before that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    My Favorite!

    I am a very avid reader, although middle school has taken away some of my reading time, I still found the time to re-read this classic, and I'm very glad I did! It's not like most other historical fiction horse books out there, and is really a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2003

    This is sooo good

    I read this book in the 4th grade I was 8 then and I'm in 5th grade now but I love this book sooo much its super. You should buy it, it doesnt have anything bad in it and it teaches young kids whats really happening.

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    Posted March 31, 2013

    SHUT UP WITH THE WARRIOR TALK

    CAN YOU PLEASE JUST SHUT UP ABOUT THE WARRIOR TALK ONCE AND FOR ALL??? IF ANYONE POSTS ANYTHING OTHER THEN REVIWES I WILL CONTACT BARNES AND NOBLE ABOUT THIS!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2000

    Jessica 'Bug'

    I absolutely loved this book when I was younger. It is an excellent book for younger readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    One of the dest i have read

    Great book!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Yeah!

    I want to read about wild horse annie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Wolfsun to bye bye

    You spelled the name wrong an got the wrong results in the right order there have been fifteen posts today alone. Type in the right spelling and look at the first result.

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    Posted January 9, 2013

    Bye bye

    I am leaveing this clan has died from shattergaze lighteye and pedash.

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    Posted January 15, 2013

    Maplejay

    Okay, you might need to repeat that at the new camp...

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    Posted January 8, 2013

    Velvetstar to Horseclan

    There was half a hollowed log sitting on the ground, the other half covered up by big rocks that prevented it from moving. If you walk in, on the other side is a tunnel that leads underground to an open den. The ground was covered with soft red sand, there was more than enough room for the medicine cat, lots of herbs and ton of cats. It would be dark, but theres a circled opening on one side. Through it bright sunlight and water from the above pool spills into the opening, forming almost an underground waterfall, and into a calm pool. -Medicine Den-

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    Posted February 26, 2008

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    This is the best book I've ever read! I love how the author describes everything so...so... precisely!!!

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