Horses of the Dawn #2: Star Rise by Kathryn LaskyHorses of the Dawn #2: Star Rise by Kathryn Lasky

Horses of the Dawn #2: Star Rise

byKathryn Lasky

Hardcover | December 30, 2014

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Get ready for a wild ride in book two of bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's new middle grade animal fantasy series.

For the filly Estrella, nothing is more precious than freedom. She was born at sea, chattel to men sailing to the New World in search of gold. But Estrella and her herd escaped the conquerors and embarked on a journey across thousands of miles - braving harsh terrains and fierce predators - to a land where they can finally run wild.

But now, an unforeseen danger threatens to destroy the pack. A boy with a special gift is lost in the wilderness, and only the horses can keep him alive. But to save the boy, the herd will have to abandon their quest, and risk galloping straight back into the hands - and harnesses - of their captors.

And so, it's up to Estrella, the herd's unlikely leader, to make a life-changing decision. Should the horses accept the orphan boy as one of their own? How do you choose between freedom and friendship?

KATHRYN LASKY is the Newbery Honour-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 as A Time for Courage and other Dear...
Title:Horses of the Dawn #2: Star RiseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.57 × 5.8 × 0.82 inPublished:December 30, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545397170

ISBN - 13:9780545397179


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Horses of the Dawn #1: The Escape:"As in works such as her Guardians of Ga'hoole series, Lasky uses animals to touch on very human issues . . . A promising start to a new series." -Kirkus"It's a haunting story of loss, self-discovery, survival, and homecoming." -Publishers Weekly"Lasky's delicate writing strikes a balance between exciting adventure story and family saga . . . Readers will root for Estrella and eagerly await the next installment in what is sure to be a popular series." -Booklist