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Wild Blue: The Story of a Mustang Appaloosa (Breyer Horse Portrait Collection)

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Born Free!

Among a patterned herd of wild Appaloosa mustangs running free in the Idaho wilderness lives Blue, a spirited filly the color of rain. Surrounded by her family, including her gentle sister Doe, and protected by her father, the band stallion, Blue lives a life both harsh and beautiful in the rugged terrain of an undiscovered habitat.

That all changes, though, when
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 9th 2009 by Feiwel & Friends (first published 2009)
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Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was pretty good but was sad at some parts. I can't really say anything about it because of spoilers, but she gets taken by some people with her sister and almost gets sold. Somehow she gets out and it's pretty much about how she gets back to her home.
Lara Samuels
Thoughtful editing in the beginning chapters particularly would have made this a stronger story and widened the audience in my opinion. It is a delightful history lesson if the reader can hang in there. Horse fans will find this a satisfactory tale.
Jennifer Wardrip
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WILD BLUE is one of the books in a new series called the Breyer Horse Collection. According to a letter that opens the book, this fiction series is designed to help readers learn about and appreciate different breeds of horses along with their history and characteristics. This collection is sure to be a success with middle grade readers who love horses or are just looking for an enjoyable wildlife adventure.

Blue is a wild mustang ap
Renata Shura
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually liked this much more than I expected to, especially since the first three chapters are really slow. Plus a couple other things like using italics for dialog instead of quotation marks and describing the colors so in detail, but that's really just a personal pet peeve.

It is a well-written book, with occasional flowery descriptions, but on the whole it's solid and not watered down "fluff."

The greatest strength is the point of view...she really gets into the head of the wild mustang, in
Rachel Sours
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really sweet story for young lovers of horses. It is written almost entirely from the point of view of the horse Blue, a wild Appaloosa. The writer did a great job of making the world so visual and sensory driven. This is important as that is how our main character experiences much of the story. I read this to my three children; 2,4 and 5. The youngest couldn't draw anything from it and some very descriptive words were often lost on my 4 year old. My 5 year old was able to follow it fa ...more
Nov 20, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
the book is for horse lovers! but it gets really boring at parts.
Jennifer Priester
Very realistically told. The author clearly knows something about horse behavior and language. It is also a good and well told story.
the book was great. It is tuching how blue and doe cant say away from ther family.
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Annie Wedekind grew up riding horses in Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, she’s been in the saddle in every place she’s lived, from Rhode Island to New Orleans, South Africa to New York. Her first novel, A Horse of Her Own, was praised by Kirkus as “possibly the most honest horse book since National Velvet . . . A champion.” She is also the author of The Breyer Horse Collection books, including Wi ...more
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