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Wild Spirit of the West

Illustrated by Robert Lougheed


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About The Book

Horses were in Annie Bronn's blood. For as long as she could remember, she had been fascinated by the spirited wild mustangs that roamed free throughout the West. So when greedy cattlemen started to round up the mustangs for slaughter, Annie knew it was up to her to save the breed.
The true story of Wild Horse Annie's crusade to save the mustangs is inspiring. Readers will cheer her on, all the way to the White House, in her struggle to preserve these beautiful creatures from extinction.

About The Author

Marguerite Henry (1902–1997) was the beloved author of such classic horse stories as King of the WindMisty of Chincoteague, and Stormy, Misty’s Foal, and her work has won several Newbery Awards and Honors. 

About The Illustrator

Robert Lougheed was raised on a farm in Canada where he developed a passion for painting. He specialized in images of the American West and his work received numerous awards. He died in 1982.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (April 30, 1992)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689716010
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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Raves and Reviews

Publishers Weekly "A sure-fire block-buster."

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Engrossing as a story of the preservation of wild animals and truly moving as a story of a dauntless woman."

Awards and Honors

  • NAACP Image Award Nominee
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award
  • Children's Sequoyah Book Award (OK)
  • Western Heritage Award

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