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Dirt

Scholastic

“Yonder is an engaging protagonist whose intimate, frequently poetic first-person narrative captures her unspoken sorrow and dilemmas.... Her issues are sympathetically drawn in an often eloquent, affecting portrayal of loss, friendship and healing.”

–Booklist

“Orenstein writes with a lively voice and she paints a colorful picture of Yonder’s small Vermont town; Dirt is also an entertainingly mischievous and voracious pal.... A troublemaking and understanding pony is an appealing hook…and would-be pony saviors will likely cheer Yonder’s mission.”

–Bulletin of the Center for Childrens’ Books

“This is an emotionally absorbing story with rich themes about redemption and friendship.”

–School Library Journal

“Yonder doesn't speak but she has plenty to say; when a grumpy one-eyed pony listens to her, it gives her the courage to fight for them both. Realistic, difficult, and inspiring.”

–Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Newbery Honor-winning author of The War that Saved My Life

“This book has a heart as big and brave as a Shetland pony.”

–Wendelin Van Draanen, Edgar-winning author of the Sammy Keyes Mysteries

Dirt is a beautifully written tale with heartfelt characters and a riveting story.…Inspiring!”

–Phoebe Stone, author of The Boy on Cinnamon Street
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