After adopting an orphan human boy, the First Herd is finally ready to make the treacherous journey across the mountains to find the Sweet Grass that promises survival. But when their leader, Estrella, is captured by cruel men, it delivers a blow to the very heart of the herd. If the horses turn back, they'll never make it across the mountains before winter. But if they leave Estrella in captivity, the wild-born filly will surely perish.
This conclusion to Kathryn Lasky'sHorses of the Dawntrilogy will make your heart beat to the rhythm of thundering hooves, leaving you breathless as you join the herd's final fight for freedom.
As in works such as her Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, Lasky uses animals to touch on very human issues . . . the cost of freedom and the adversity that comes with the pursuit of one's dreams. Kirkus Reviewson Horses of the Dawn Book 1:The Escape
Kathryn Lasky is the Newbery Honor-winning author of over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole fantasy series has more than seven million copies in print, and she is the author of the Daughters of the Sea series, the Wolves of the Beyond series, as well asA Time for Courageand other Dear America titles. Kathryn has also written a number of critically acclaimed nonfiction titles, such asBeyond The Burning TimeandTrue North. She lives with her husband in Cambridge, MA.