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Lidie lives in Jales, Brazil, where she's free to ride, to be a wild girl, and to dream of going to live with her father and older brother, Rafael, in New York City. Finally Lidie is 12 - time to leave Brazil for New York.Meanwhile, a filly is born and begins her journey to a new home. As Lidie's story unfolds, so does the filly's.Lidie's father runs a stable at a famous race track, and Rafael is training to be a jockey. As much as they want to make Lidie feel welcome, they still think of her as the little girl they left behind. They don't even know what a strong rider she is, and that she's determined to befriend and ride the wild filly her father has just bought: Wild Girl.
©2009 Patricia Reilly Giff; (P)2009 Listening Library
"Giff's characters are beautifully nuanced and entirely real, her prose is as streamlined and efficient as a galloping Thoroughbred." (Kirkus Reviews)