Starlight Comes Home

Starlight Comes Home

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by Janet Muirhead Hill
     
 

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Junior high is complicated. 13-year-old Miranda Stevens decides she prefers her equine friends—until Mr. Taylor, who owns the controlling half of Starlight, the country's fastest race horse, takes him to a horse sale without telling her. Or so she thinks. But if he didn't take her horse, who did? Mystery and angst, friendships won and loss, birth,

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Junior high is complicated. 13-year-old Miranda Stevens decides she prefers her equine friends—until Mr. Taylor, who owns the controlling half of Starlight, the country's fastest race horse, takes him to a horse sale without telling her. Or so she thinks. But if he didn't take her horse, who did? Mystery and angst, friendships won and loss, birth, death, heartache and joy test Miranda's courage.

Editorial Reviews

"Janet Muirhead Hill, author of Starlight Comes Home, is a wonderful writer of children's books. She shows it through her characters. She not only brings Miranda, Chris, and Laurie, and especially Starlight, to life, she also fills each chapter with action and suspense. Janet Muirhead Hill deserves a thumbs up, plus a high five, for the hard work that has been put into this heart-felt book. Not only is Starlight Comes Home an awesome page turner, but is also a very enjoyable read. Excitement jumped from every page. Starlight Comes Home is recommended for all teenagers.
Huntress Reviews
5 STARS!

Miranda Stevens turns thirteen, but her life does not slow down at all. If anything, it speeds up and gets more complicated. Miranda did not realize that two guys are attracted to her. Her thoughts are mainly on her horse, Starlight, and those closest to her. Miranda's mom is due to deliver another baby, Margot dreams of being adopted by the Stevens and feels unwanted, and there are two new kids at school.

Laurie's cousin, Rose Marie, comes to live with Laurie's family for awhile. Rose Marie is seventeen. She is always in trouble, wears dark make up, smokes, and hangs out with a bad crowd. Envious and jealous of Miranda, Rose Marie begins turning all the kids against Miranda, including her closest. No one seems to like Miranda anymore ... and then Starlight disappears!

***** This is an excellent ending to the series. Throughout the books, Miranda has grown up and matured, making complicated decisions as she went. She shows that no matter how bad things become, one must do the right thing and hope for the best. Eventually, events will come together.

In my opinion, this series will attract more than just the girls who love horses. Miranda is a great role model. She is so realistic that kids cannot help but relate to Miranda and her problems. At the same time, readers can follow Miranda during all her adventures. Outstanding! *****

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011164804
Publisher:
Raven Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
11/25/2010
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
486 KB

Meet the Author

Janet Muirhead Hill is the author of eight published novels for children ages 8-14. She co-authored curriculum units to adapt the novels for use in classrooms and home schools.


Hill has presented many writing and publishing workshops across the state and in Colorado and Oregon. She is available to present workshops to fit one, two, three, four, or five days of instruction depending on the needs and time schedules of her sponsors and students. She has conducted many one-day school visits in Montana and Colorado, and has plans for longer residencies. She wrote and published comprehensive workbooks for use with her three, four, and five-day writing workshops. She is listed in the Artist's Registry of the Montana Arts Council.


Her published children’s and young adult novels include the award-winning Miranda and Starlight series of six books, Danny’s Dragon, a Story of Wartime Loss, winner of the Eric Hoffer Award, and Kyleah’s Tree, which is one of three finalists in the fiction category for the High Plains Book Award.


Hill calls the writing she does “true fiction,” because, she says, “My goal is to tell the truth about the human experience, its dilemmas, natural responses, and emotions through fictional characters; characters children relate to; characters who will help them better understand themselves, giving them comfort and encouragement in their own lives.”


Hill is currently polishing and preparing for publication, Kendall’s Storm, the companion novel to Kyleah’s Tree. She has also written and is editing her first novel for adults.


Ms. Hill spends much of her free time enjoying the outdoors, her horses, and most of all her family, which includes eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She writes and publishes from her home office in rural Montana near the Madison River.


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Starlight Comes Home 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Miranda Steven loves horses and Starlight was her kindred spirit. They shared a special bond that few have. This is a special year for Miranda, no longer a child she enters into a new phase in growing up her teen years. With this journey comes new challenges and experiences and good or bad are part of life. She learns friendship, trust, truth and honesty are all tested this transformation and the feelings for others are crossing over and she sees those closet to her in a new light. Not just a story of a girl and her horse it's a wonderful story of a girl on the threshold of maturing. A story for girls 13-113 and a book that is a don't miss.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Miranda Stevens turns thirteen, but her life does not slow down at all. If anything, it speeds up and gets more complicated. Miranda did not realize that two guys are attracted to her. Her thoughts are mainly on her horse, Starlight, and those closest to her. Miranda's mom is due to deliver another baby, Margot dreams of being adopted by the Stevens and feels unwanted, and there are two new kids at school. .......................... Laurie's cousin, Rose Marie, comes to live with Laurie's family for awhile. Rose Marie is seventeen. She is always in trouble, wears dark make up, smokes, and hangs out with a bad crowd. Envious and jealous of Miranda, Rose Marie begins turning all the kids against Miranda, including her closest. No one seems to like Miranda anymore ... and then Starlight disappears! ...................... ***** This is an excellent ending to the series. Throughout the books, Miranda has grown up and matured, making complicated decisions as she went. She shows that no matter how bad things become, one must do the right thing and hope for the best. Eventually, events will come together. ...................... In my opinion, this series will attract more than just the girls who love horses. Miranda is a great role model. She is so realistic that kids cannot help but relate to Miranda and her problems. At the same time, readers can follow Miranda during all her adventures. Outstanding! *****
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