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)
Rodman Philbrick's recent novel, THE MOSTLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF HOMER P. FIGG, received numerous awards and was chosen as a Newbery Honor Book. His first book for young readers, FREAK THE MIGHTY, was an immediate bestseller and continues to be a classic, with close to three million copies in print. His highly acclaimed titles include THE YOUNG MAN AND THE SEA; THE LAST BOOK IN THE UNIVERSE; and THE FIRE PONY. Philbrick divides his time between Maine and Florida.