Wild Blue

The Story of a Mustang Appaloosa

The Breyer Horse Collection (Volume 1)

Annie Wedekind

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Among a patterned herd of wild Appaloosa mustangs running free in the Idaho wilderness lives Blue, a spirited filly the color of rain. Surrounded by her family, including her gentle sister Doe, and protected by her father, the band stallion, Blue lives a life both harsh and beautiful in the rugged terrain of an undiscovered habitat.

                               

That all changes, though, when Blue and Doe are captured by rogue cowboys, setting in motion a chain of events that threatens the very survival of their hidden, secret herd.

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   Blue could just make out the froth of white foam where the water met rock, but this bend appeared calm. Still, she could not gauge how deep or how fast the river ran, nor what was beyond the curve downstream, at least not from her perch on the banks. It would be safer to wait until sunup to attempt the crossing, Blue knew, but she was unnerved by this forbidding land.
     The water that flowed around her fetlocks as she took her first tentative step into the Snake was bracingly cold. The mustang had never swum this distance before, Blue steeled herself and plunged

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Praise for Wild Blue:

"A modern-day adventure that reads like an exuberant nature journal, this novel will grip readers from start to finish…Deftly and tenderly, without being overly sentimental, Wedekind describes the subtleties of horse instinct and communication. Horse fans and animal lovers will embrace this book with unbridled enthusiasm. It deserves a place next to Marguerite Henry or even Jack London on young readers’ bookshelves."—School Library Journal

Praise for Annie Wedekind’s A Horse of Her Own:

“Sensitive, sophisticated and lyrically written, Wedekind’s debut portrays the typical teen struggle for self-awareness in an anything-but-typical fashion. Possibly the most honest horse book since National Velvet, from an equestrian point-of-view, this offering’s riding scenes combine accuracy with seat-of-the-pants excitement. A champion.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review


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About the Author

Annie Wedekind

Annie Wedekind grew up riding horses in Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, she’s been in the saddle in every place she’s lived, from Rhode Island to New Orleans, South Africa to New York. Her first novel, A Horse of Her Own, was praised by Kirkus as “possibly the most honest horse book since National Velvet . . . A champion.” She is also the author of The Breyer Horse Collection books, including Little Prince, Samirah’s Ride, and Mercury’s Flight. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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Wild Blue
The Story of a Mustang Appaloosa
Annie Wedekind

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Feiwel & Friends
June 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312599171
ISBN10: 031259917X
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 128 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$5.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Feiwel & Friends
June 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312384241
ISBN10: 0312384246
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 128 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$16.99
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