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Maya is a captive. In Grandmother's house in California, every word and action is strictly monitored, and even Maya's memories of her mother have been erased -- except within the imaginary world she has created. A world away, in the rugged Wyoming wilderness, a tobiano Paint horse called Artemisia runs free, belonging only to the stars. She embodies the spirit of the wild -- and she holds the key to Maya's memories. How Maya's and Artemisia's lives intertwine, like a braided rein, is at the heart of this richly drawn adventure about captivity and freedom, about holding on and letting go.

ABOUT THIS BOOK: Ryan has seen the wild horses. On one of several research rides for this book, she spent eight days in southwestern Wyoming. There, she slept in a tepee on the banks of the Sweetwater River, rode long days in the saddle, and tracked a harem band near the Honeycomb Buttes.


"Told in a lyrical, fairy tale-like style....Ryan fluidly juxtaposes world events with one family's will to survive."--Publishers Weekly, starred review, ESPERANZA RISING

"Ryan writes a moving story in clear, poetic language that children will sink into, and the book offers excellent opportunities for discussion and curriculum support." --Booklist, ESPERANZA RISING

"Ebullient and tautly structured....With a pacing that moves along at a gallop, this is a skillful execution of a fascinating historical tale."--Publishers Weekly, starred review, RIDING FREEDOM


-Willa Cather Award

-Americas Award Honor Book

-Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

-NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing

-Smithsonian Notable Book

-Children's Literature Choice List

-Notable Books for a Global Society

-Jefferson Cup Award - Worthy of note

-Judy Goddard AZ Young Adult Author of the Year Award

-Judy Lopez Memorial Award


-California Young Reader Medal winner (

About the Author

Pam Munoz Ryan grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California and now lives with her family near San Diego. She based this story on the experiences of her maternal grandmother whose privileged life in Mexico was altered dramatically when she immigrated to the United States and went to work in a company-owned farm labor camp. She is the author of the acclaimed "Riding Freedom" and "Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride," an ALA Notable Children's Book.

Kathleen McInerney has narrated numerous audiobooks by bestselling authors such as Emily Giffin, Danielle Steel, Jeffrey Stepakoff, Mary Kay Andrews, and Linda Castillo. Her narration of "Just One Day" by Gayle Forman won an "AudioFile "Earphones Award. In reviewing Mary Kay Andrew s "Ladies Night", "AudioFile" magazine said, McInerney makes each of the characters distinct and recognizable and gives each the perfect voice, accent, and vocal mannerisms. Most enjoyable and well performed.

She has appeared onstage in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and animation voice-overs.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780545045124
ISBN-10: 0545045126
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: October 2007
Pages: 4
Language: English