Wind Dancer

Category: Themes: Animals
Can a rescued horse help Ali get through to her brother, who has returned from Afghanistan with PTSD?
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  • ISBN: 9781561457366
  • Publication date: 04/01/2014
  • Page Count: 176
  • Size: 6" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • ISBN: 9781561458288
  • Publication date: 10/15/2014
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  • Age Range: 8-12
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Description

Can a rescued horse help Ali get through to her brother, who has returned from Afghanistan with PTSD?
Ali used to love horses. But that was before the accident, when she was injured and her pony died. Before her brother Danny joined the military.
Now Danny has returned from Afghanistan. He’s learning to walk with the prosthetic that has replaced one of his legs, but he can’t seem to find a way to reconnect with family and friends. Withdrawn and quick to anger, Danny suffers from terrible nightmares and frightening mood changes.
When Ali realizes that an elderly neighbor has been neglecting her horses, she decides she has to act. Can Ali rise above her painful memories and love a horse again? And can Wind Dancer, also injured and traumatized, help Danny rediscover meaning in his life?

Author/Illustrator

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Chris Platt

Author

Chris Platt, one of the first female jockeys in Oregon, is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including the popular horse novels Willow King, its sequel Race the Wind, and many titles in the Thoroughbred series. She lives in Nevada.