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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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Praise for "Wild Blue"
"A modern-day adventure that reads like an exuberant nature journal, this novel will grip readers from start to finish. Named because of her coat, which is "the color of rain, of water over rocks," Blue lives with her family in a remote and rugged swath of Idaho wilderness where humans seldom venture. In fact, the very existence of the herd is only a legend among locals. When two ne'er-do-well cowboys capture Blue and her gentle half-sister Doe, the mustangs are taken far from their herd and the freedom they've always known. Missing their family and not knowing anything about human ways (not even recognizing a rope), they encounter a range of human behavior after their first terrible experience. Blue ultimately escapes captivity and connects with a Nez Perce boy and his family, whose ancestors bred Appaloosas. 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 "
"The book's beginning, with its vivid, convincing portrayal of the mustangs' way of life, is particularly strong...horse lovers will find plenty to enjoy." --"Booklist ""
"Praise for "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

Praise for "Wild Blue" "A modern-day adventure that reads like an exuberant nature journal, this novel will grip readers from start to finish. Named because of her coat, which is "the color of rain, of water over rocks," Blue lives with her family in a remote and rugged swath of Idaho wilderness where humans seldom venture. In fact, the very existence of the herd is only a legend among locals. When two ne'er-do-well cowboys capture Blue and her gentle half sister Doe, the mustangs are taken far from their herd and the freedom they've always known. Missing their family and not knowing anything about human ways (not even recognizing a rope), they encounter a range of human behavior after their first terrible experience. Blue ultimately escapes captivity and connects with a Nez Perce boy and his family, whose ancestors bred Appaloosas. 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 ""The book's beginning, with its vivid, convincing portrayal of the mustangs'way of life, is particularly strong... horse lovers will find plenty to enjoy."--"Booklist "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


Praise for "Wild Blue": "A modern-day adventure that reads like an exuberant nature journal, this novel will grip readers from start to finish. Named because of her coat, which is "the color of rain, of water over rocks," Blue lives with her family in a remote and rugged swath of Idaho wilderness where humans seldom venture. In fact, the very existence of the herd is only a legend among locals. When two ne'er-do-well cowboys capture Blue and her gentle half sister Doe, the mustangs are taken far from their herd and the freedom they've always known. Missing their family and not knowing anything about human ways (not even recognizing a rope), they encounter a range of human behavior after their first terrible experience. Blue ultimately escapes captivity and connects with a Nez Perce boy and his family, whose ancestors bred Appaloosas. Deftly and tenderly, without being overly sentimental, Wedekind describes the subtleties of horse instinct and communi


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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