Paint the Wind (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits - kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya's freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life.


"A breathtaking horse story in the enduring tradition of Marguerite Henry." -Ann M. Martin

"Readers will learn much about horses, and even those who know nothing about them will cheer as Maya learns to walk, jog, lope and gallop." -Kirkus Reviews

"There's lots of adventure here (both human and equine), and the pace never lags for an instant." -Booklist

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545101769
ISBN-10: 054510176X
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 2009
Pages: 352
Language: English