Riding Freedom

Riding Freedom

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ISBN-13: 9780780797093
Publisher: Scholastic HRDerbacks
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Pages: 138
Sales rank: 1,175,144
Product dimensions: 12.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(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.

In addition to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and The New York Times Best Illustrated Walt Whitman: Words for America, both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. When he isn’t traveling to promote his work all over the world, he lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

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Riding Freedom 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i read this book,i read it in a couple of hours!! i just couldn't stop!! it is one of the best books i have ever read!! it is about a young lady who was born in the 1800 's when women couldn't do much!! she grew up in a boy's orfange only lead by the mean old cook on how to be a girl!! soon after her best friend is adopted she sets off and become's a hero for all girls!! in my eye's, that is!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book i have read of this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite character was Charlotte because she is brave and follows her dreams.She made plans to have a ranch, and have Hayward and Ebenezer to work at her ranch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very well, written, but I'm sorry to say that I read it so long ago I can't vividly explain it in detail. I know that I did love it, however and I can still remember a few parts of it here and there. Pam Munoz Ryon obviously knows what she's doing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes you feel happy,sad,and wonder what will happen next in the story.I think you should read this,I really do.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I certainly love horses! I love this book. I wonder if Charllotte I mean, Hay came back to the ranch
laurieleewalsh on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Charlotte is a 12 year old girl living in an orphanage. She already has a firm grasp on the fact that there are not many opportunities for girls or women in her world. When Charlotte is banned from the stable and her best friend Hay leaves the orphanage, she realizes that it's time for her to runaway.She runs away and finds herself pretending to be a boy so that she can live the life she loves.I thought this was a good book - especially since it's based on a real young woman! In some ways I felt sorry for Charlotte - that she couldn't be herself and she would likely not have a partner in her life. This would be a good read-aloud book!
Anonymous 10 months ago
I read this book when I was younger and it still gets to me even today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is exiting, and entertaining. I had a good time reading it. It's also a page-turner. It's interesting how her love for horses keeps her riding even though she is blind in one eye.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books you could ever read! It is about a girl named Charrollet and she is at an all boy's ophanage. I recomened this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't put this book down it was sad it was happy it was great. Can't wait for another book like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
if you like reading about womens accomplishments this is one you wont gorget she had a interresting life and it taught me things.I imagined every detail about her i really encourage you to read i think its for any age
Guest More than 1 year ago
Boom! A girl got hit in the eye. It was bleeding now. Riding Freedom is a book almost filled with tragic, by Ryan P., Munoz. Charlotte was an orphan and she was a very unfortunate child. She wanted to get a real home. When you read this historical fiction book you will find out why her life is unfortunate. She ran away from the orphanage. Along the way she met two friends. One was an animal and the other was a boy. They were her very best friends. One day, one of her best friend died. The major thing that I learned from reading this book was to never give up on what you want to do because Charlotte loves to ride her horse but something is wrong with her, I¿ not going to tell you what it is, but my point is she does not give up on riding Freedom her horse and made her dreams come true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book ¿Riding Freedom¿ is about a girl that lives in an orphanage in the 1800¿s. She can¿t work in the stables, so she runs away, disguised as a boy. With the disguise, she is able to work in stables in New Hampshire, ride people around in station wagons in Rhode Island, take people to gold mines in California, and vote!
I hated this book because it was just so girly and boring. I especially hated the beginning, when the main character bonds with a horse that eventually dies. Talk about PREDICTABLE!! TWO THUMBS DOWN!!