Paint the Wind [NOOK Book]

Overview

A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey.

Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits - kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They ...
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Overview

A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey.

Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits - kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya's freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

When her imperious grandmother dies suddenly, 11-year-old Maya, an orphan, is sent to Wyoming to live with her mother's family-strangers to her, thanks to her grandmother's high-handed notions. There Maya discovers a love of horses, especially those raised and trained by her great-aunt Vi. A skilled actress, McInerney captures Maya's longings and her growing confidence. The narration adroitly shifts from childlike to a more serious tone as segments are told from the perspective of the wild mare, Artemisia, whose path will intertwine with Maya's. Others of Maya's relatives, such as her grandfather Moose and great-uncle Fig, speak with a twang that firmly places the story "out west." As a bonus, Ryan reads from the trail diary that inspired the book. Ages 10-up. Simultaneous release with the Scholastic hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 20). (Oct.)

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Children's Literature - Keri Collins
All Maya has left of her mother is a shoebox of plastic horses and a photograph. Orphaned at age five, for six years Maya has lived with her wealthy, elderly, and rigid grandmother in a mansion in Pasadena, California, surrounded by photographs of her father as a young man. Her grandmother's bitterness over the past poisons the present as she blames Maya's mother for the accident that killed her beloved son. Maya leads a life of quiet obedience, never venturing outside except for school, never experiencing normal childhood activities, and never having friends. Playing with her mother's toy horses and exacting minor acts of revenge on the household staff are her only solace. Then, orphaned again when her grandmother dies, Maya is sent to Wyoming to live with relatives she did not know she had: her mother's father, uncle, and aunt. Thus begins the heart of this tale of a girl discovering the true meaning of family and freedom. Pam Munoz Ryan's careful research into the equine world is evident in facts deftly woven into the narrative as she tells the story through alternating viewpoints: Maya's, and that of Artemesia, the lead mare of a pack of wild horses. The book is divided into four parts, each named for a horse's gait—walk, jog, lope, and gallop—motions that parallel Maya's growing confidence and expanded life experience. Well-defined and distinctive characters, vivid descriptions of life in the wilderness, and emotionally resonant scenes balance the uneven pacing and improbable plot twists. The story will enthrall young horse lovers while also pleasing fans of Ryan's previous work featuring strong female protagonists who solve their own problems in a unique way. Includes aglossary of artists and horse-related terminology, as well as information for further research into wild horses.
VOYA
When an author has written a text as wonderful as Esperanza Rising (Scholastic, 2000/VOYA December 2000), there is always a question as to the ability to again produce something so remarkable. This reviewer was almost afraid to read Ryan's latest book for fear of disappointment. But this story about a girl and a horse delivers on multiple levels. The emotional depth might be even more complex than past stories because of the multiple perspectives. Told through the eyes of Maya, a young girl kept in recluse-like conditions by her grandmother since her parents' death, and by Artemisia, a wild horse on the Western ranges, the chapters move from walk through gallop, which girl and horse must both learn to do. Each must learn to trust others, as well as experience loss in order to be free. Girls who love horse books will find Ryan's treatment slightly different from what they might expect. Readers come to love the horses in this text by knowing them. They are not simply objects of affection but living, breathing entities with fears, desires, and instincts of their own. By the time this reviewer finished reading, she was certain that horses possess all of the qualities with which they are invested in this story. Young readers will learn empathy and compassion not only from the humans but from the horses as well. It is a story about the connection of all living things, and one can be thankful for the writers who recognize the importance of actualizing that concept. Reviewer: Elaine J. O'Quinn
School Library Journal

Gr 4-8 Maya, an orphan, copes with her strict grandmother's harsh rules by lying and sabotaging a revolving stream of housekeepers. Upon her grandmother's sudden death, the 11-year-old is sent to Wyoming to live with her mother's family, strangers whom she has been told are wild and worthless. Maya soon discovers that she was badly misled and that her relatives are warm and loving, teaching her not only about their remuda horses but also about the wild mustangs of the surrounding hills and plains. One mare in particular attracts her attention, for it was the horse tamed and loved by her mother before it was returned to the wild. When disaster strikes, the bond between the girl and the horse is tested, and at this point the book morphs into a survival story. Against enormous odds, Maya makes it to safety with the help of Artemisia, and through these experiences her connection to her family and to the natural world are secured. Both the descriptions of the mustangs' life and of Maya's growth from an angry self-centered liar into a kind and honest girl capable of making difficult decisions are handled with skill and realism. Admirers of Ginger Kathrens's Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies (BowTie, 2001) and others of its ilk will love this exciting horse tale.-Ann Robinson, formerly at Moultonborough Academy Library, NH

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545281409
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 104,663
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Pam Munoz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura Belpre Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. Pam lives near San Diego. You can visit her at www.pammunozryan.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    great book

    i have always luved horses and this book is spectacular! i luv it! :)

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2011

    AMAZING!!!!!

    This book is absolutely amazing, I have read it several times. I absolutely love this book, it is a dynamic story of love and fear. A must read! I recomend to anybody!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2009

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    A fun and intriguing story for all ages!

    Paint The Wind by Pam Munoz Ryan is about eleven year-old Maya Limner. Since her parents died when she was four, she lives with her strict grandmother in California. Soon her grandmother dies and she goes to live with her grandfather, great uncle, and great aunt. She has read many books on horses at libraries, but little does she know that she will come to have a very strong connection with a very special wild horse her mother once rode!
    She has many minor adventures at their ranch in Utah, learning about her mother's past until an earthquake strikes and changes her life forever.
    I thought this was a very exciting tale and adults and children of all ages will thoroughly enjoy it! :)

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2008

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    most thrilling and fun

    paint the wind was a thrilling adventure of sadness,happiness,and danger.it was detailed so good i felt i was in the book .i even read it 4 times it was so good! it also is a great story for teachers to read to students. its lesson is to be your self and don't back down to things your afraid of. IT ROCKS!!!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2008

    A reviewer

    I really enjoyed reading it. The characters were realistic, the language was precise and profound. A great read. But the one fault that I found is when Maya is learning how to ride with the Limners. Being a rider myself, I know what it's like to learn how to ride, and it seemed to me that Maya jumped from learning how to steer to cantering way too fast. Honestly, it takes more than two days to learn how to ride like a pro. Maybe I'm wrong, that was just my reaction when I read the book. Anyway, that's only one fault when there could have been ten. I highly reccomend this book. It really is well written, and it's a must read for horse fans!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    AWESOME

    MY 5TH GRADE TEACHER READ THIS BOOK TO THE WHOLE CLASS AND I LOVED IT. WHAT I LOVED ABOUT IT IS THAT SHE GOT TO RIDE HER MOMS HORSE AND WHAT I HATED ABOUT IT WAS THAT HER PARENTS DIED AND SHE WAS SO SAD THAT THEY BOTH DIED AND I THINK IF U LIKE BOOKS THAT ARE SAD AND HAPY THEN YOU WOULD LOVE THIS BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2007

    Great read for young horse lovers!

    Paint the Wind is a great story for young readers interested in horses or who may be struggling with losing a loved one and staying connected to their memory. Maya has lost both of her parents in a terrbie tragedy and now lives with her stuffy, bitter, and overproctective grandmother who forbids any talk or memory of Maya's mother. The only way Maya is able to stay connected to her mother's memory is through one remaining picture and a few plastic toy horses. When Maya is suddenly whisked away to the Wyoming horse camp her mother grew up on, Maya finds MANY ways to connect to her mother--most importantly her mother's wild mare, Artemisia.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2007

    Good book, but not as good as good as her other one

    i read Pams other horse book, riding Freedom, and I thought that it had much more character. But this one was very good. If you like the Phantom Stallion books , you'll like this one. I'd recommend it to any horse book reader. It had lots of good description, and it was very well put together.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Wonderful

    I read this book and thought it was amazing. I think it is one of the best horse books writen thus being one of my favoroites.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Answering your question

    I LOVE THIS BOOK! Appropriate for all ages your mom would definetly let you read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2014

    Amazing!

    I loved the book it has such amazing parts in the story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Hi evetyone

    I havn't read this one yet but i have read Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan and it was awesome. If you don't want to know what the book is about stop reading. Ok wel first Esperanzas papa dies and thwn they movto cifornia to become oops gtg cygl bb!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Too aaaaaaawwwwwssss Too aawweessoommee

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! I have read this book 9 times!!!!!!!!!!! I think Ms.Ryan is a very awesome writer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)







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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Love<3

    I read this book in school and i fineshd this in two a couple hours that is how good it is man i could just not put it down!<3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    To people asking for rping kits

    Yes. You all may rp them, go to golden rock res4 its the nursery. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Can i rp lightkit

    Im active all the time and i also rp griffin(star)claw of lightclan..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Can irp firekit

    Please

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    I love this book

    Awesome book. I so reccomend it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Sweetstorm

    I'm Sweetstorm.l would like to join your clan.I am twenty moons old.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Artemis

    Luv LUV LUV THIS BOOK!!!! I really hope Pam(the author) rites a sequal!!!! So heart touching and loving!!! Never wanted it to end!!!!! Hope they make a movie outta this book!!!! Wish i coud giv it more stars!!!!!!

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