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  • Wolf Island

By author: Michele Martin Bossley
Selling Points: Show-jumping, mystery
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2006
Lexile Level: HL700L
Fry Reading Level: 3.2
Pages: 160
Fiction Ages 10+
Price:  $9.95
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"You can't threaten me," I countered, my knees quivering with fear. "I'll tell whoever I want about this and you can't stop me."
"Oh, can't I? Your Grandpa's having a hard time scraping money to keep that ranch running, isn't he? How would it be if things got just a little bit harder? You wouldn't want ole' Granddad to lose the farm, now would you?"
"You couldn't do that," I whispered.
"Try me," Bellamy said, his eyes glittering like a snake's.

Reese loves horses and longs to be a competitive show jumper. When the leased horse she rides is sold, she is left riding the orneriest horse in the stable. She decides she must find a horse of her own. Her parents can't afford a trained horse, so she decides to buy a wild horse at auction.

Outbid, she discovers that many of the wild horses will be sold for slaughter. Determined to save the horses from a terrible fate, she finds herself in deeper than she expected—and fighting for her life.


ALA Popular Paperbacks, long-listed  US  2007
CCBC Our Choice, commended  CA  2007
ALA Popular Paperbacks , long-listed  US  2008


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