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Stealing Thunder

2014
Author:

Mary Casanova

Stealing Thunder

The gripping tale of a young girl’s desperate attempt to save the horse she loves

Yearning for a horse of her own, Libby has been doing stable chores for her neighbors and forms a special bond with their prize Apaloosa, Thunder. But when Libby discovers that her neighbor is taking his anger out on his animals, she and a friend devise a plan to steal Thunder and go on the run to keep the horse safe.

Libby is a winning heroine who will do anything to save Thunder. Her actions speak louder than words, and she stands up for what she believes in a world in which adults think they know what's best.

School Library Journal

Libby wants a horse more than anything in the world. Since she is unable to have one of her own, she’s been doing stable chores for her neighbors, the Porters, for the past three years in exchange for riding lessons from Jolene Porter. Libby forms a special bond with the Porters’ prize Appaloosa, Thunder, but this arrangement comes crashing to an end when Jolene abruptly disappears. With Jolene gone, Mr. Porter refuses to let Libby visit Thunder. Making matters worse, Libby soon discovers that her neighbor is taking out his anger on his animals. With the help of Griff, a new boy in town, Libby devises a daring plan to steal Thunder. But how long can they stay on the run and keep Thunder safe, when Mr. Porter holds all the power?

Stealing Thunder

Mary Casanova is the author of more than thirty books, ranging from picture books to YA novels, including Frozen (Minnesota, 2012).

Stealing Thunder

Libby is a winning heroine who will do anything to save Thunder. Her actions speak louder than words, and she stands up for what she believes in a world in which adults think they know what's best.

School Library Journal