A lyrical, poignant middle grade novel about embracing change, accepting help from others, and finding a place to call home. Perfect for fans of Raymie Nightingale.
Lizzie St. Claire wants to be invisible. Forced to move out of her home, she and her mom now live in a transitional housing shelter, Good Hope, until they can get back on their feet.
Lizzie just wants to keep her head down at Good Hope and her new school, so she doesn’t have to admit the real reason she and her mom lost everything.
But when Lizzie finds herself at the nearby Birchwood Stables, some new friends—along with the arrival of a frightened pony named Fire—help Lizzie to open up and accept help from those around her, even if it means she’ll have more to lose if things change again.--from the publisher
336 pages 978-0062673183 Ages 8-13
Keywords: horses, change, home, helping others, feelings, fears, emotions, trust, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, healing, resilience, family, mother/daughter, homelessness, finding yourself, self reliance, self confidence, self esteem, self respect, self image