Paint the Wind

Paint the Wind

by Pam Munoz Ryan

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ISBN-13: 9780545101769
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 146,338
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About 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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Paint the Wind 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have always luved horses and this book is spectacular! i luv it! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
KayLee27 More than 1 year ago
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! :)
pandora11 More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK! Appropriate for all ages your mom would definetly let you read it.
mjsbooks on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Not Ryan's best. "Esperanza Rising" is still my favorite. But a good addition to the horse story collection. When her Pasadena grandmother dies of a stroke, overprotected orphan Maya is sent to her grandfather in Wyoming, where she bonds with a wild mare named Artemisia.
svnopa on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Pam Munoz Ryan is a favorite writer of mine but I was a little worried when I saw this book as a potential girl-loves-horses book. I shouldn't have worried - Ryan has written a beautiful book about emotional journeys and finding strength and support. The main character, Maya moves from the very controlled home of her paternal grandmother to the wild river camp where her mother's family interacts with horses in the wild. Maya notes early in the book that her name means "a journey about to begin" and the book takes her through a journey that reconciles her past and puts her in a place where she can face her future with confidence and support. Ryan's characters are portrayed with vibrancy and depth. Attention to accuracy is evident as Maya learns to ride and about the different breeds of horses. This is a book of original content that is appealing to children and adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book for the first time in 1st grade. I've had a copy since before 2012, so I don't know why it says it was published in 2012. I highly recommend giving this a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know I'll love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorites.I had a wonderful time guessing and learnig about Maya's past. It was mind blowing all she had been through in the early years of her life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book I never wanted it to end ;) It was one off the most incredible books i've ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book it has such amazing parts in the story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! I have read this book 9 times!!!!!!!!!!! I think Ms.Ryan is a very awesome writer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
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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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book. I so reccomend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. The last sentence made me want more! The action of the story is amazing! Maya shows a strong bond between her and the horses. They should make a sequel! I wanted more from the last word! Five stars.