Joe Dilly has a secret way with horses--and with fire. His kid brother, Roy, knows about both secrets, but he's not telling. Not when he and Joe hire on at the Bar None, a ranch that has a few secrets of its own. At the ranch Roy, finds a wild pony that can run like the desert wind--and if he can break that pony, he can keep her. In a thrilling scene, Roy's dream comes true when he races the pony of his dreams. (copy continues)
Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick has written more than a dozen novels for young readers. In 1993, he published his first children’s book, Freak the Mighty
, which became an instant classic, and was made into a feature film. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
was a 2010 Newbery Honor Book. Philbrick’s other acclaimed novels include Max the Mighty
, The Young Man and the Sea
, The Last Book in the Universe
, and Zane and the Hurricane
. Philbrick divides his time between Maine and the Florida Keys. You can learn more about him on his website: rodmanphilbrick.com.