Thirteen-year-old Jessie Wheller always seems to find adventure on the Newfoundland cliffs where she lives. When she stumbles upon several fenced-in Newfoundland ponies in the middle of the woods, she senses that something is amiss and soon uncovers a plot to sell the ponies to a cannery. Determined to save the animals, Jessie enlists the help of her friends and family in a plan that relies on a whole lot of guts and a little bit of luck. This is the story of a girl who knows her own heart and will do everything possible to stay true to it.
Joan Hiatt Harlow is the author of several popular historical novels including Secret of the Night Ponies, Shadows on the Sea, Midnight Rider, Star in the Storm, Joshua’s Song, Thunder from the Sea, and Breaker Boy. Ms. Harlow lives in Venice, Florida. For more information, visit her at JoanHiattHarlow.com.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 14, 2010)
Length: 352 pages
Grades: 3 - 7
Ages: 8 - 12
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