Description - Saddle Wise by Inda Schaenen
Welcome to Plattsburgh, Missouri, where everyone either owns, rides, or stables a horseeveryone that is except for April Helmbach. April is different from other thirteen-year-old girls in her town. Her parents, professional horse breeders and boarders, were killed 10 years earlier in a freak accident. Since that day, she has been terrified of the powerful animals. All that changes one fateful afternoon, when a horrible accident occurs on a wet and rainy highway. Determined to help the injured parties, April discovers that a horse trailer carrying more than 30 horses, has overturned. In the face of disaster, April is forced to confront her greatest fear, and in the process discovers a new friend she names Rainy Day. Will April and Rainy Day work through the emotional scars of their past and begin to trust one another?
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(194mm x 130mm x 18mm)
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Author Biography - Inda Schaenen
Inda Schaenen is currently a writing teacher in the St. Louis Public School system. Her previously published works include: The 7 O'Clock Bedtime, All the Cats of Cairo, and Mommy Wars. Schaenen has also been a newspaper reporter and has written columns and essays for Salon, The New York Post, and the St. Louis Post- Dispatch. Schaenen is a mother of three and enjoys spending time with her children, gardening, hiking, bicycling, and of course, reading.